E-scooter driver fined 13,000 kroner after driving into one-year-old child

Electric scootersPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

The police have issued a fine of NOK 13,000 to the electric scooter driver that hit a one-year-old on Torgallmenningen in Bergen on Saturday, July 31.

The police believe that a surveillance video, together with witness statements, proves that the accused was driving too fast and that he drove into the child.

Furthermore, the police believe it has been proven that the man left the place without giving his personal details. The police, therefore, had to get assistance from the electric scooter company Voi to find out his identity.

The family of the accused and the family of the victim have been informed of the police’s decision. According to the police, the accused has denied driving into the child.

No admission of guilt

“The accused has explained that he drove an electric scooter on Torgallmenningen that day. He has not pleaded guilty and has explained to the police that he did not drive into the child,” the police noted.

Christina Moe Gjerde, leader of Voi’s Norwegian and Finnish operations, is pleased that the police followed up the case.

“After the accident, we were in contact with the mother, and I am very happy that the outcome of the accident wasn’t worse. We handed over the driver’s identity information. We strongly distance ourselves from irresponsible driving and are happy that the police have reacted,” she noted in an email to NTB.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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