The accident occurred on August 14 last year in the Tennislaan in Koksijde. The 74-year-old André Dumoulin was in Koksijde on holiday and enjoyed a bike ride. He drove along the Maurice Renardlaan, but that had the 58-year-old J. V. in his van not to be noticed. The music teacher wanted the Tennislaan left running, but was scattered, and saw the cyclist does not arrive. André Dumoulin was hit by a car and died on the spot. J. V. had not been drinking, drove not too fast, and had a spotless criminal record. Normally, the matter would mutually be arranged, but due to a mistake in the service, victim support, the mediation never started. And so was J. Q. quite right, still very impressed.'t blame
“We wish to reiterate our deepest condolences expressed to the family”, said the lawyer of J. V. “We understand that you are especially wondering how it is that my client André has not seen. A conclusive answer, we have not. Research shows that someone who is a left turn, tends to concentrate mainly on his own path. It was a absent-mindedness.” The wife and the son of André were to know that they J. V. nothing blame. “We also urge not to a severe punishment. We were just wondering how it is that he, André could not be seen. For the rest, we let the assessment to the court”, said their lawyer. Also, the attorney asked for no concrete punishment.Extraordinary demand
Because the process is in a serene but emotional atmosphere, and nobody wanted that J. V. really punished, it led to an extraordinary moment. “Here it is again shown that the lightest fault of someone who has a flawless track in the traffic, very fatal consequences”, said the magistrate. “And normally, a civil party has nothing to say about the penalties. This is certainly not common, but I ask you explicitly: you can morally live with that I that man the favor of the suspension give?” said the magistrate. The lawyer of J. V. had, indeed, been suggested. The relatives accepted them. “That adorns you. I understand that you have a quick closure of the process; and the processing of your grieving process to want to continue. Therefore, I will also immediately make a ruling, which is not usual.”
J. V. got the favor of probatieopschorting and have a verkeerscursus follow. He was himself the word: “every minute of Every day I still think of the accident”, he gave. Also after the session started he was still in a conversation with the family.