On Thursday morning, a verdict was issued in the trial concerning a fatal accident on the A1 motorway in November 2016.

The lorry driver had exited the motorway near Flaxweiler to check his wheels. Afterwards, he had reversed back to rejoin the motorway. When he began to accelerate, a car crashed into the lorry from behind. The 24-year-old driver died in the collision.

In court on Thursday, the judges sentenced the lorry driver to a year's suspended prison sentence, a €1,000 fine, and a suspended two-year driving ban.