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Athens: member of the Troika causes traffic accident & gets away with it (video)

Tuesday is not a good day for the representatives of Greece’s lenders – the Troika – to visit the Finance Ministry. While IMF’s Poul Thomsen became the target of a handful of angry coins on Tuesday, November 5th, another Troikan – a no-name representative this time, got involved in a traffic accident.

This unscrupulous representative of the Troika representatives, opened the back door of the car without checking the traffic and hit a moped passing by.

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The hit was so sudden and powerful that send the moped off the street. “You are going to kill me, man”, the driver reportedly shouted to the neat Troikan, without knowing to whom he was talking to.

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The Troikan was so embarrassed that he did not manage to find any word of apology for the poor hard-working man. The Troikan rushed to the Finance Ministry before the photo reporters and cameramen captured a tear rolling down his cheek.

The driver did not suffer any injuries, he got on his moped and left.

Meanwhile, some Greek media raise doubt on whether the perpetrator was a Troikan or a Swedish diplomat.

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All joke aside: a very clear violation of the traffic code has been captured by the camera. Also the face of the perpetrator is clearly to be seen. According to EU traffic code the one who caused this accident should be immediately arrested and taken to the prosecutor within 48 hours.

Are the Troikans – and possibly the diplomats – been protected by immunity when they cause traffic accidents? It looks so. Then also the driver of the Troika-car “comforted” the Troikan hit-man with a pat on the shoulder and showed him the way to the Finance Ministry, in the sense “All clear, hit-man, it’s just a Greek…!”

The double standard is more than visible, when an angry citizen threw a handful of coins at IMF’s Poul Thomsen. The coins missed the target but the poor devil was taken to police station.

Interesting side note: while the Troikan was trying to understand why Greek drivers do not double check the possibilities of upcoming opened doors before passing by a vehicle, a group of cleaners to be laid-off were chanting: Hey! Hey-oh! take the loan agreement and get out of here. Shoo!”

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PS KTG understands that the Troika is set to economically demolish the country. But no loan agreement foresees the physical extinction of Greeks. Or does it?

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6 comments

  1. According to EU traffic code the one who caused this accident should be immediately arrested and taken to the prosecutor within 48 hours.

    Although there are a whole host of directives about Traffic I doubt strongly that a EU-traffic code even exists. But if it does several countries would in breach because you wouldn’t be “arrested and taken to the prosecutor within 48 hours” for a minor traffic offense if there is no injury or death involved in several countries I know.

    • fact is – and according to Greek traffic code – the police (plenty of them there, maybe traffic police too I suppose) should have intervened, take the driver to hospital to check if any internal injuries or bleeding and take the data of the Troika man.
      these are punishable acts that are prosecuted ex officio.

  2. What a biased bit of “news”! Things like this happen everyday and no one is arrested as it is upto the people involved to resolve. Next thing you ll try and tell us is that the other man should be beaten to death for the mistake. Also the fact that a man was hit by an opening door does not make him “a poor hard-working man!” And I could go on forever at this piece of badly written biased “news”! Spare us please.

  3. KTG, one other thing to consider. First, if it was Troika or Swedish embassy guy, they have diplomatic immunity and are immune. Second, they still would need to get his details for the civil claim, and I’m sure since everyone knows who this Troikan is that will be the case. The insurance company of the two will get together. But, let’s assume that the cyclist had insurance?? (LOL). Now, to be fair to both parties, I would say the following. Common sense traffic rules say that when a car stops in front of you, you are supposed to wait until that car moves again, and not pass on the left or the right since it was a one lane road. So, if I had to really evaluate this, they are both at fault. The Troika for not looking with the door, but the motorcyclist should have waited until the Troika car pulled away and then he should have proceeded.

    This is all technical of course, where in Greece motorcyles do not follow the law or the good sense rules.

    • “Common sense traffic rules say that when a car stops in front of you, you are supposed to wait until that car moves again”, Really? in countries where every driver stops whereever he wants, that would be a disaster, not?