However, the plaintiff does not believe his partly evasive statements. "I’m unspeakably sorry," he said before the hamburg district court. He turned especially to the three sons of the actor dietmar mues, who appear before the court as a side plaintiff. "I beg your pardon, but could not forgive myself in your place."
In the serious accident on 12. March 2011, four people were killed, including the actor dietmar mues and his wife and the social researcher gunter amendt. The defendant admitted to having had epileptic seizures in the past. At the same time, however, the 40-year-old vehemently denied that he was epileptic – although he has been taking medication against it for years. The "tragic event" in eppendorf came "out of the blue" for him.