Dog without a leash causes serious accident in Ratingen: This punishment is now awaiting the owner!

A 72-year-old suffered serious injuries when he fell off his bike. An unleashed dog caused the accident.

Ratingen / District of Mettmann – A 72-year-old cyclist sustained serious injuries in a fall in Ratingen. An unleashed one dog the man had previously run into his two-wheeler.

Rescue workers took care of the seriously injured 72-year-old shortly after the fall in Ratingen. © Police Mettmann

According to the officials, the senior was riding his trekking bike on Friday afternoon at around 3:50 p.m. on a two-meter-wide sidewalk and bike path in Ratingen when the dog suddenly ran in front of the 72-year-old’s bike.

While trying to avoid the four-legged friend, the man lost control of the bicycle and fell to the ground, sustaining serious injuries to his head and one knee. According to the police, the senior did not wear a hard hat.

The dog owner (55) immediately alerted the ambulance service, who brought the man to a clinic with the suspicion of severe traumatic brain injury, it was said.

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The dog was not injured.

The owner must now bear the consequences of the accident!

Because of what happened, the police recorded the 55-year-old as the perpetrator and initiated criminal proceedings against the woman “for negligent bodily harm in the context of a traffic accident”.

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