Ing clauses in final position



-He broke the glass, thus being scolded by his mother.

Out of context, I came up with 2 interpretations of this sentence:

1. He was scolded by his mother almost right after he broke the glass.

Considering this sentence has the same formulation as:

-He fell off the bike, breaking his knees.

The time differential between these 2 actions is very small.

2. He broke the glass some time ago and he is being scored by his mother now. 


Which interpretation is correct? or maybe both?

Many thanks in advance.

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