The young woman was hit from behind by night. The motorist, who was arrested shortly after the collision after officers found her badly damaged car, appeared to have been drinking and using drugs.
The public prosecutor had demanded a prison sentence of 4.5 years, but the court in Maastricht found that disproportionate to the penalties given for other fatal accidents.
The woman is not allowed to drive or motorcycle for five years. She has to pay 20,000 euros to the victim's parents and two brothers, who, during the substantive hearing of the case, have read a compelling statement about the enormous impact of the young woman's death.
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