The crane truck driver that collided with a car in Flå last week has been charged with negligent homicide and violation of the Road Traffic Act. Three brothers died in the accident.
“We believe there is good reason to suspect the man of negligent homicide,” police attorney Andrea Finckenhagen in the Southeastern Police District told news bureau NTB.
The accident on national road 7 in Gulsvik in Flå was reported at 10:21 PM on Monday last week. Both vehicles ended up off the road, and the car started to burn. Three brothers – 20-year-old Emad, 18-year-old Ibrahim, and 17-year-old Yahya Jamal Sirwil, who were in the car, lost their lives.
It has previously been known that the police wanted to take away the crane truck driver’s driving license after the accident.
“In order to take away his driver’s license, we must issue a charge, and it is in connection with this that we have charged him with negligent homicide,” Finckenhagen said.
The man from Viken is also charged with violation of section 3 of the Road Traffic Act, according to which drivers have to be vigilant and careful in traffic.
The man has been questioned once after the accident, and the police attorney says that it would be desirable to question him again.
The crane driver’s defender, lawyer Christian Arnkværn, told Norwegian Broadcasting 8NRK) that the man does not agree with the accusations.
“He does not agree that he may have done anything in connection with the accident that would make him have any fault in what happened,” Arnkværn said.
He stated that the police confiscated the man’s driver’s license on the day of the accident.
“And he was formally charged in that sense. He was also questioned by the police the next day. In connection with that questioning, nothing came to light that gave him the impression that there was something concrete the police had that indicated that he should be complicit in the accident,” Arnkværn explained.
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