Honored Artist of Russia Mikhail Efremov was taken to the intensive care unit of the Botkin Hospital in Moscow, where he was taken by ambulance from the Presnensky Court. Reported by the correspondent "Tapes.ru"who was at the scene.
Doctors gave the actor a preliminary diagnosis - a stroke. His lawyer Elman Pashayev tried to get to Efremov, but he was not allowed to the Botkin hospital due to quarantine.
“Our Misha is not to blame, he was not driving. Hammer and sickle to all those in the ass who made this madhouse ”, - chanted the artist Nikita Dzhigurda next to the building.
The other crowd also shouted about the artist's innocence. Soon after Efremov was taken to the courthouse, the actor lost consciousness. An ambulance was called for him, into which the bailiffs loaded him on a stretcher. Doctors, as Pashayev said, suspected Efremov had a pre-infarction or pre-stroke condition.
At the same time, the defense criticized the incident, considering the loss of consciousness by Efremov as a "circus performance." Lawyer Anna Butyrina complained that the injured party was not given any comments on the condition of Efremov, who “never appeared in the courtroom,” and was not provided with medical documents about his health.
“I think that after seeing evidence in court confirming his guilt, this is another circus performance by Efremov and his defender,” said Butyrina.
On August 10, Pashayev reported a sharp deterioration in the health of the Honored Artist of Russia. Then he said that Efremov had heart problems, without disclosing the details.
An anonymous source said that an ambulance was called twice for the artist because of a suspected stroke, which, however, was not confirmed: doctors diagnosed Efremov with a transient ischemic attack (an acute transient ischemic circulation disorder of the brain, in some cases preceding the development of a stroke). Then there was no hospitalization.
Earlier, the lawyer told reporters that Efremov does not sleep well at night - this is how he explained that Efremov fell asleep at home after the next court session on August 7.
“Now I went to bed, at least a little bit,” he said.
On the same day, the prosecution stated that it suspects Efremov's personality disorder, asking the court to call and interrogate a specialist who conducted a psychological and psychiatric examination of the actor in order to eliminate doubts about his sanity. True, this was done after Efremov called himself Mr. Hyde from the story "The Strange Story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson. The actor, who had previously stated that he did not remember anything about the night during the accident, drew a literary analogy, and when he was not understood, he threw up his hands.
"If you haven't read books, then what will I do?" - asked Efremov.
The court refused to interrogate the expert, considering it unnecessary, since Efremov's condition had already been established - he was declared healthy.
As they write "News", by the evening of August 11, the artist regained consciousness. His condition is reported to be not life-threatening. Doctors work with the actor, the necessary examinations are carried out. The court session was postponed to the next day, August 12.
According to the prosecution, on the evening of June 8, Mikhail Efremov, who was intoxicated, became a participant in a fatal accident in the center of Moscow. The actor's car flew into the oncoming lane and collided with a van, whose driver, Sergei Zakharov, died in the hospital. Efremov was not injured in the accident.