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Death crash on the A66: what penalties await speeders in the future?

After the fatal crash on the A66: What penalties await speeders in the future?

After the fatal speeder accident on the A66 in Hesse, calls for harsh penalties were loud. Accusation: murder! Does the incident affect the catalog of fines?

D.he is accused Murder for base motives. According to the presumed illegal car racing with fatal outcome on the A66 motorway at Hofheim am Taunus (Hessen) has the public prosecutor Arrest warrant issued against the three drivers involved. One of them, a 34-year-old without a permanent residence, was publicly searched on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. The men should be on October 10 with their sports cars – according to investigators two Lamborghini and a Porsche – on the A66 drove a race at high speed be in which one lost control of his vehicle and rammed an uninvolved Skoda. The cars caught fire instantly one person, believed to be a 71 year old woman, died.

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The alleged cause of the accident is many Instagram users no stranger: Navid F. posed there often and happily with high-powered bolides for his officially 1.1 million followers. That should be over for now. Hesse’s Interior Minister Peter Beuth (CDU) spoke out in an initial reaction for severe penalties after the incident out. The legal framework must be exhausted, too to deter potential copycatshe told the FAZ. “Anyone who endangers the lives of his fellow man so selfishly and ruthlessly, has nothing to do with the steering wheel of a sports car, it belongs behind lock and key. ”

Lenhart: District court sees conditional murder

After the death crash on the A66: What penalties await speeders in the future?

In February 2017, the so-called Ku’damm speeders were on trial in Berlin.

Were in Germany for the first time three years ago Accident driver sentenced to life imprisonment for murder been – the so-called Ku’damm speeder from Berlin. A judgment is now final, the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) overturned that against another man, the end is still open. And this time? Uwe Lenhart, specialist lawyer for traffic law from Frankfurt am Main, explains: “If a court comes to the conclusion that that there was a motor vehicle race, stipulates Section 315d (5) StGB, which has been in force since October 13, 2017, in the event of the death or serious damage to health of another person Imprisonment from one year to ten years. “A sole” race against yourself “is possible. According to a BGH judgment of June 18, 2020 (Az: 4 StR 482/19),” after killing a person in a prohibited motor vehicle race. ” a criminal liability for murder according to § 211 StGB be given life imprisonment“, said Lenhart. According to the Frankfurt am Main District Court, there is a high probability that the circumstances of the offense give rise to conditional intent for murder.

Transport ministers struggle to amend the StVO

Against the background of the terrible accident wrestle the transport ministers of the federal states on October 14th and 15th in video conferences at one Agreement on new road traffic regulations. Background of months of arguments is a change to the StVO and the catalog of fines with which Penalties for driving too fast have been tightened significantly. This was however, overruled due to a formal error. Newly introduced fines for motorists who endanger cyclists by overtaking too closely are therefore void for the time being. The Greens want to correct the formal error, the Union-governed countries see the harsher penalties as disproportionate and want to ease them again.

With material from dpa.

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