Victims of a Hit-and-Run Driver at a Ski Resort in South Tyrol and Their Relatives Got 18 Million Euros
OREANDA-NEWS. Almost two years after the driver hit a group of German tourists in the southern Tyrol city of Lutago in northern Italy, the victims and their relatives managed to reach an out-of-court agreement on receiving compensation payments from the company in which the culprit of the accident was insured. This was announced on Monday, December 13, by Markus Wehner, representing the interests of the majority of the applicants.
According to the lawyer, the plaintiffs made claims in the amount of 18 million euros. At the same time, initially the amount of coverage was 10 million euros. The defender clarified that the compensation funds have been distributed and have already been paid.
In January 2020, an Audi TT car drove into a group of tourists near the border with Austria. Initially, it was known about six victims — German citizens aged 20 to 25 years. Later, another woman died from injuries in the hospital. Most of the dead were from the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
According to the Italian broadcasting company Rai, the hit-and-run occurred on the night of January 5, 2020. The car drove into a group of 17 people. Eleven of them were injured and taken to hospitals in the South Tyrol region and the Austrian city of Innsbruck. Four victims were in serious condition. One women was transported by helicopter to the University clinic of Innsbruck.
The car was driven by a 27-year-old local resident from the commune of Chienes in the province of Bolzano. The man was detained and sent to the hospital for medical examination. It was found that the alcohol content in his blood was 1.97 ppm.