Electric scooter driver admits to criminal guilt after running into and injuring a pedestrian in Oslo

Electric scooterPhoto: Geir Olsen / NTB
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A driver of an electric scooter in his 40s pleaded guilty when he appeared in Oslo District Court on Monday, charged with violating the penal code and the Road Traffic Act, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reports.

The man ran over a woman in a pedestrian area in Bygdøy avenue on Frogner in Oslo in September last year, according to the indictment. The woman suffered serious injuries and remained in hospital for two weeks.

The electric scooter has been measured to be able to go at 48 kilometers per hour after a test at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, according to NRK. 

The prosecuting authority believes that the electric scooter, due to the speed it could achieve, should have been registered as a motor vehicle and insured.

In addition to the fact that the driver was not considerate enough in traffic, according to prosecuting authority, the man is also accused of driving a motor vehicle for which he did not have a valid driver’s license.

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

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