Illustration of a cycle path. – T. Gagnepain / 20 Minutes
It is because he bragged to one of his friends that the investigation was able to succeed a year after the facts. A 25-year-old motorist was sentenced to eighteen months in prison, including one year, in front of the Lyon Criminal Court for having intentionally hit a cyclist in November 2019.
The victim, injured in the leg during the impact, had filed a complaint after being knocked down rue de la Guillotière, in the 7th arrondissement, ensuring that the driver had hit him voluntarily after a verbal altercation. But at that time, the fleeing motorist could not be found. Until very recently, when new elements appeared, according to the security of the Rhône, the suspect having boasted to a third party of having “voluntarily hit a cyclist”.
Recognized by the victim
During their investigations, investigators from the urban security brigade discovered that the suspect had filed a complaint in early December 2019 against X for damage to his vehicle. Degradation linked in reality to the accident, indicates the Lyon police.
Arrested on December 14, he partially admitted the facts. Confronted with the victim who recognized him, however, he denied having hit him on purpose. During his trial in immediate appearance on Wednesday, the motorist saw his license canceled and was fined 6,000 euros, reportsProgress. Sentenced to an obligation to work and to compensate his victim, this Lyonnais was left free at the end of the hearing.