Cyclist who knocked over five-year-old given suspended sentence
Wednesday, 03 March 2021
Cyclist in court for knocking down young girl
The cyclist who appeared on a video knocking over a five-year-old-girl in Belgium around Christmas last year has received a suspended sentence and was ordered to pay the family a symbolic €1 in damages.
The Verviers court ruled on Wednesday that the 60-year-old man, who had been accused by the prosecution of deliberately knocking the young girl over, will receive a suspended sentence, which means that the judge considered the facts to be proven, but will not pronounce the sentence.
The cyclist “inflicted unintentional blows due to a lack of caution or precaution, without the intention of harming anyone else,” the latest court ruling stated.