Judgment for a dog that knocked down a biker


A little dog rushed on the road at the bottom of Petit Susten: its owner receives 20 day-fines suspended.

The accident occurred in Les Rangiers, at the bottom of the place called

The accident occurred in Les Rangiers, at the bottom of the place called “Petit Susten”

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With its enfilading curves and two bends, the St-Ursanne-Les Rangiers road is the scene of an international hill climb which will take place on August 20 and 21, but this section is also very popular with bikers, who sometimes back and forth. A pleasure brutally stopped by a little dog on a Friday morning last summer.

Although traveling at a moderate pace, according to the Jura police, the Basel biker could not avoid the dog which rushed onto the road, on the road between Les Malettes and St-Ursanne, shortly after the “Petit Susten “. After falling heavily on the descent, the biker was airlifted to Basel by Rega.

According to “Le Quotidien Jurassien”, the owner of the dog was punished for not having supervised or controlled it. Verdict: 20 day-fines suspended for two years, plus some 400 francs in fines and costs. The defendant opposed the order of the Public Prosecutor and the question of the costs of the accident will be decided by a civil judge.

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“Le Quotidien Jurassien” also mentions the conviction of another owner who did not keep his dogs, in Ajoie. As soon as they got out of the trunk of a car, two German shepherds attacked a walker. Bitten for the first time, the Jura walker defended himself with a stick, but the other dog attacked him from behind.

Result: four bites of 6×6 cm. in the forearm, lower back, shoulder blade and abdomen. The owner of the dogs who left the scene without leaving his address and minimizing the incident. He receives ten day fines, suspended for two years, as well as around 1,000 francs in fines and costs. He did not object, but the aggressiveness of his dogs will be evaluated. Seven months after the attack, the victim still feels his injuries.

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