Cyclist in Salzburg hit by truck and killed: imprisonment for driver
A 36-year-old truck driver was sentenced to twelve months of partially conditional imprisonment, four months of which were unconditional, on Thursday afternoon at the Salzburg regional court for grossly negligent homicide.
Although he was drunk, a later alcohol test showed a value of 1.18 per mille, the accused, a Turk, was out on the afternoon of April 14th this year in the city of Salzburg with his articulated lorry. At the junction of Ziegeleistraße / Landstraße in Itzling Moor, the truck driver turned left into Ziegeleistraße with his heavy vehicle – just like a 77-year-old cyclist who died with her bike on the left of the articulated lorry. The cyclist was hit by the articulated lorry, fell and got under the rear wheels. The next day, the woman died in the hospital from serious internal injuries that she sustained in the accident.
In the process, the accused, previously innocent truck driver took responsibility for the tragedy, as state court spokesman Peter Egger said on SN request. In the preliminary proceedings, the Turk stated that he had drunk “some whiskey” the day before the accident. The judgment is not yet final: The 36-year-old was not represented by a lawyer and could still file an appeal against the judgment.