Accident escape with death of my son, 28.4.10 in Mönchengladbach
(The victim, my son Bernd Seiffert)
My son, the software developer Bernd Seiffert, was riding on his bicycle in Moenchengladbach. Then he was killed by a driver of a „Mercedes Sprinter”.
A speaker of the police confirmed later that the lighting of the bicycle was still okay after the accident . Bernd Seiffert had a high-quality route wheel with modern lighting system. The fact that he was in the accident night with light and helmet on the way is for the police out of question.
(The terrible place -police photo-)
The driver Michel M. departed of the scene without helping the severely injured.
My son – who was still some time with full consciousness – died some hours after an emergency operation.
I mean that he could still live, if the driver had informed the emergency service. My son Bernd was only 26 years old. He had been discovered by a man from Krefeld. At this time he was still accessible. He said, that he could not feel his left arm and his left leg. Then he asked the aide whether he must die now. Few hours later Bernd Seiffert died after the emergency operation in the hospital.
Police photo of Michel M. (offender)
After the deadly traffic accident with escape, the police in Moenchengladbach had formed an investigation commission. They looked for a car (Mercedes Sprinter) with missing right outside mirror.
The interest in the media (television, newspapers and in the Internet networks) is very large because of the special tragedy. During an unusually long period in the various daily papers and different television newscasts was reported on the tragic happening.
Then I informed my Twitter-friends:
„Accident escape with death of my son; 28.4. in Moenchengladbach, Sprinter/Crafter, right outside mirror is missing http://i8t.de/5p7jxjvv”
A storm of retweets started, which spread my cry for help
all of Germany and the world.
The speaker of the police said that with a hit and run so many references were received never before. Later I experienced that the FBI and the police in the USA search already for some time in Twitter for criminals.
” Investigation leader Friedhelm Schultz: „The reference arising was enormous, owing to many media, also Twitter. “
Effect showed: A witness announced a damaged Sprinter after the accident day.
Michel M. had been withdrawed the driving licence because of its irresponsible driving. The driving ban did not interest him. He could drive for years despite that with a car. Then he was condemned because of driving without driving licence. Also that could not impress him. He drove further again and again without permission. He dead-drove then my son. Despite the knowledge around the death of Bernd Seiffert he rode again a car (with a bottle beer). This proves finally the Character of this human. Even the death of a human caused by Michel M. caused no regret or reversal. To give him again the opportunity to a murder, would be irresponsible. He may not get again the opportunity to kill further humans.
I thank the reference-giving and the investigating authorities for the fact that they determined the killer so fast. For the overwhelming support with this large search and for the valuable and innumerable condolence declarations I am likewise very grateful.
Bernd Seiffert was a positive and optimistic human and an idealist. He supported always selfless the interests of its fellow men. He was highly intelligently and environmentally conscious. His passion was the bicycle driving.
He was very health and conscious. Bernd had completed his education as a software developer at the elite university in Aachen. Now he went to dancing and he had the intention to build a family and to by a house.
He was very healthy, he could probably have lived still far more than 60 years. He wanted to get children.
Now everything was destroyed by only one killer.
He exerted himself with his whole energy in his honorary offices particularly for the weak ones and maltreating of the society. His death tore a large gap there, since he belonged to the most active ones.
I am shocked. We are missing him so much. Children should not die before their parents.
The room of Bernd Seiffert will remain always empty now: (Father Rainer Seiffert, photo: Bild Zeitung)
A comfort is that for his last journey many humans prayed.
Bernd Seiffert was in the executive committee of various associations, which non-profit purposes pursue. Many humans (approx. 200), an overwhelming number of friends from the different honorary offices of my son as well as people, who he helped, accompanied him on his last course.
He intended still so much, large plans, dreams and many ideas. His big heart belonged to the maltreating of the society…” reminded the reverend during the service.
Michel M. was condemned to only 9 years prison.
My opinion is: Nine years prison is not enough for murder. Now I go to the highest German Court.
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