When he gave his buddy the pass, he hit him brutally
Urs B. (41) almost went blind after being hit with a fist
When Urs B. dumps his buddy, he hits him. The fist lands fully in the pupil – the federal employee almost goes blind. The perpetrator agrees to a settlement, but does not pay.
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Here Urs B. hit the fist in the eye. It is only thanks to an emergency operation that the federal employee can still see in his right eye.
At first glance, the injury in the eye is not noticeable. Only on closer inspection does a small groove appear behind the cornea, as if the eye had been badly compressed. “I will probably never be able to see normally again. Maybe I’ll go completely blind, »says Urs B.* (41) from Bern. A fist punch severely degraded the federal employee’s vision.
Files are piling up in Urs B.’s apartment. The commercial clerk has only one thing on his mind: “Salvatore must receive just punishment for the attack. He hurt me badly, he should pay for it.”
It’s been two years since his then-boyfriend visited him and punched him in the face on the sofa. Last November, Urs B. finally agreed to a settlement. Perpetrator Salvatore R.* (29) should pay 3,000 francs of satisfaction. But the Italian hasn’t loosened a cent yet. Urs B. is angry: “I had now initiated the operation. He also has to repay me a debt of 11,000 francs.”
Was it money?
He met Salvatore R. 2018 on the street. “We liked each other,” says Urs B. to Blick. And: “We became friends.” But dark clouds came up when Salvatore R. wanted money more and more often. Urs B. paid bills of over 11,000 francs for the welfare recipient. At some point, that became too much for the federal employee. He says: “I wanted to end it. I told him he was only seeing me for the money. At the same time he exchanged hearts with his new girlfriend via SMS. When I told him that his girlfriend should send him money, he hit me. With full force, in my left eye.”
The blow had a great effect, says Urs B.: “I could only see black. Salvatore put a fresh schnitzel on his eye, but that didn’t help either. At first I thought it was just my implanted lens that hurt. That’s why I didn’t go to the hospital on Sunday.” When the eye was swollen and painful on Monday morning, he reported to the ophthalmologist. He was immediately sent to the Inselspital in Bern. They didn’t hesitate, Urs B. underwent emergency surgery.
Salvatore R. in hiding
According to the doctor’s report, the vitreous had to be removed from the eye, the iris had to be operated on and new Artisan lenses had to be implanted. The operation went well, but late complications such as retinal detachment and increased eye pressure are still possible years later.
When questioned by the police, Salvatore R. stated that he had pushed Urs B. away with both hands because he wanted to get his hands on his laundry. He denies that it was a targeted punch.
Salvatore R.’s lawyer does not want to say anything about her client’s behavior. Also, it cannot be found. Most recently he lived with his parents. Urs B. will probably have to do without his money. The debt enforcement office has already responded to his request. The letter says: “According to the clarifications of the debt enforcement officer, the debtor no longer lives at the address known to us. A new address could not be found.”
* Names changed