Fred. Olsen charged after driving into a child

carCar in traffic. Photo Norway Today Media.

Shipping company owner Fred. Olsen (91) has been charged with hitting a three-year-old while driving in Oslo on New Year’s Day. The child is OK.

According to NRK, the shipping company owner has been charged with breach of the Road Traffic Act, section 3, on the issue of caution in traffic.

Olsen has commented on the matter through his secretary.

“I am endlessly sad about what has happened and have been focused only on the boy since the incident. I understand, after close and good contact with the boy’s closest neighbor, that he is doing well in the circumstances. I will make no further comments,” says the shipowner.

Police reported the accident, which happened in Bishop Grimelund’s way in Vinderen, just after 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. At first it was stated that the child suffered minor injuries, but ambulance personnel considered it so serious that the child was taken to hospital.

“Drunk driving is not suspected. The driver has the status of being charged because his right to drive has been temporarily revoked and his driver’s license has been seized,” says Norwegian Police District Attorney Ingelin Hauge to NRK.

Fred. Olsen is number 23 on Kapital’s list of Norway’s richest people.

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