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Truck driver sentenced to suspended sentence

Truck driver sentenced to suspended sentence

The district court Tiergarten on Friday sentenced a truck driver to a suspended sentence for an almost fatal accident. The driver of a lorry with 32 tons of gravel had the today 52 – year old Beate Flanz in October 2017 when turning right from the Westfälische into the Konstanzer Straße in Wilmersdorf rolled over, as he quickly drove off at Grün.

Flanz, who was on the way to work by bike and as a volunteer tour guide when ADFC knew about the danger of turning trucks, lost a leg, can not move an arm, is blind in one eye, almost deaf in one ear and can not close his mouth. In light of such serious injuries, a fine would be no longer appropriate, said the Chair Judge. The sentence – six months in prison, suspended for two years on probation – meets the demands of the prosecutor. Beate Flanz spent almost a year in the hospital.

She had also accused the truck driver, never reported to her. The man from Brandenburg said in court, he was afraid of their reaction.

In many cases, not even a driving ban is imposed

So far truck drivers have also been fined as the cause of fatal accidents; in many cases, not even a driving ban was imposed. Last on Monday another chamber of the district court Tiergarten had sentenced the truck driver to 120 daily rates à 50 euros plus legal costs, which in the June 2017 the In his case, the prosecutor had demanded a suspended sentence and justified, among other things, with “General Prevention”. And here too, the Dekra appraiser stated that the driver could have seen the cyclist in his mirrors if he had been more attentive.

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