The pictures stay in the memory. The destroyed cars, the remains of the vehicles scattered across the street, tin and chaos. But you also remember the pictures afterwards. The sea of ​​red candles, the shocked faces, the despair, the vigils. If people die because others don't care about being careful in traffic, because they get intoxicated by the speed and highly dangerous maneuvers, then there is hardly anyone who leaves that indifferent. There is great empathy for the victims because their deaths seem so particularly senseless, so shockingly unfair.

And you ask yourself: What kind of men are they for whom it is a thrill to speed through the city without consideration?

What do you want to prove to yourself and others?

How can it be that they lack any sense of responsibility?

Why is there still no cure for this unspeakable macho culture?

Accepted death of others

It is therefore good and consistent that the Frankfurt public prosecutor's office is now accusing the man who killed two people last November when he was racing through the Ostend in the most risky manner of two murders. Anyone who behaves as irresponsibly as he does in traffic can be assumed to approve of the death of others. Whether it really was that way in the end: This difficult question must now be clarified by the court. That a clear, fair judgment discourages other car speeders: We can hope for that.

But it is also important not to lose sight of the suffering of survivors and relatives. The student, who only barely survived the accident on Oskar-von-Miller-Strasse and lost her father in the process, is still suffering severely from the incident. How can she ever forget the death of her father, how can she cope with the loss? Hopefully, a society that does not forget the loved ones and the victims can help.