The Sun As the devastated victims of the Islamic jihad truck attack continue to piece their lives back together, questions are being raised about compensating them, especially in the wake of the security blunder that left the Muslim terrorist attacker free to kill.
The family of the lorry driver Lukasz Urban, however, will be compensated, but only because he was stabbed and shot rather than run over. Mr Urban, who was married and had a son, bravely tried to fight off Amri after the Islamic State killer hijacked his vehicle for the attack.
The law, which is more than 30 years old, has been blasted as “absurd” by victims’ representatives. Part of the act, which was first published in January 1985, states: “This law shall not apply to damage caused by an assault a motor vehicle or a trailer.”
A “fatal gap” exists in the system, according to local lawyer Ronald Weber, who says “victims and relatives of the victims of this terrorist attack can not be helped in the necessary way.”
Vile Amir killed 12 people and injured more than 50 others when he rammed into a Christmas market on Monday December 19.