And we tend to blame everything on teenage snowboarders. It ain't always so!
IIRC there was already a thread about this, maybe in January. This is the confirmation that at least in some places, politicians aren't above the law...Of course he was in Austria as a "simple" tourist, Had he been in Thuringen...Who knows?
Had be been in Thuringen, he never could have worked up the necessary speed to kill anything.
Last week he was still being backed by the national CDU politicians as the investigation was ongoing. I suspect that will change now.
He's looking at a max of 1 year in prison.
He's pleaded guilty now. No prison time, must pay a fine as well as compensation to the family. I heard it in passing on the radio news report last night, and I didn't get the figures.
Probably the best outcome. The family doesn't have to spend years in court, and this doesn't have to go through years of appeals.
Na, that only works if the woman's a hooker and if he's drunk.
The fine is €33,000 and the cmopensation to the family is €5,000. That seems pretty damn low to me.
Also, I may have misreported when I wrote that he pleaded guilty. Translating legalese is not my speciality, but it seems that he was found guilty in some court proceding (a sort of "finding of facts" thing)that is not quite a trial and that he did not actually attend personally. Whether he can/will appeal, I do not know, but given the light punishment I don't see why he wouldn't accept the judgement.
Also not yet clear if he will step down. He faces reelection this summer, though, but German politics are messed up enough at the moment that he might actually survive. Should be interesting.
Thanks for the update. I remember we had a thread on this right after it happened with graphics of the scene with lines and arrows describing exactly what happened. As I recall he bombed down one trail and cut across then turned hard skiing up the trail that ran parallel to the one he bombed down to slow down, but collided the lady that was skiing down the train he was then skiing UP! I guess it isn't the uphill skier's responsibility if the other party is skiing UPHILL after turning hard and cutting across from another adjoining trail. Good call IMO.