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article imageFelix Baumgartner, Austrian daredevil, to appear in court

By Anne Sewell     Nov 1, 2012 in World
Salzburg - "Fearless Felix" will appear in court next week to appeal a conviction of inflicting bodily harm, in a traffic incident that occurred two years ago.
Digital Journal recently reported on 43-year-old Austrian daredevil, Baumgartner, who broke the record for the highest sky dive, jumping from the stratosphere, from 39 kilometers above the earth, at an estimated speed of 1,342 kms per hour to become the first man to break the sound barrier without using vehicular power.
Baumgartner is about to appear in court for an incident which occurred two years ago on a highway, close to the football stadium in Salzburg, Baumgartner's home town.
An angry Greek trucker assaulted the driver of a passenger car, and Baumgartner tried to protect the man. However, the driver pushed Felix aside, and for that he received a punch, which was the reason he landed in court. The first hearing was held in April of this year, where the judge ordered Baumgartner to pay €1,500 ($1,940) in compensation to the Greek man.
Despite this, Baumgartner claims that he never touched the trucker and a three-judge appeals panel will consider his appeal next Tuesday.
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