AIS crash verdict: "German law was applied"

By Hedwig Kröner

In the recently announced judgment of the legal case against Stephanie Magner, 19, who caused the fatal road accident in July last year, killing Australian Institute of Sport rider Amy Gillett and injuring five of her team-mates, the Chief Public Prosecutor of Gera, Germany, told Cyclingnews that German adult criminal law was applied. Previous reports had speculated that because of the young age of the driver, the milder youth criminal law might have been applied. Magner was sentenced to a fine of 1440 Euros and eight months disqualification from driving, a punishment that Amy Gillett's father Denis Safe has described as "pathetic and insulting".

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