The cyclist who caused a toddler to fall during a walk in the High Fens
on Christmas Day escapes virtually all punishment.A judge in Verviers (Liege Province) ruled
that given the to-do the incident caused and its minor nature no custodial
sentence was required.The cyclist was sentenced
to pay the child’s parents one symbolic euro.
The child, a girl, was walking with her parents, when the cyclist drove past.
A motion of his knee caused the child to
fall. The judge ruled that the cyclist
didn’t intend to harm the child, but was driving without due care.