Bus-driver indicted – accused of running over 6-year-old boy
On 16th December 2021 a six-year-old boy went home from school on the school bus, from Västerskolan in Knislinge to Hjärsås.
The boy got off at the turnaround at Knislingevägen in Hjärsås – but there things went wrong.
The pupil got off the bus through the door at the front, on the right. Then he walked slowly back the length of the bus.
It is thought that the driver then turned the bus around in a sharp right turn without knowing exactly where the six-year-old was. The bus drove over the boy, who died on the spot, it says in the indictment.
The bus-driver was unaware that he had run over the boy, and drove off. The bus company has reported earlier that it was only later that they were informed of the accident, via the police.
When the trial takes place in Kristianstad district court several witnesses will be heard, both experts and three eye-witnesses, who will tell what they saw immediately before and after the accident.
– None of them has seen 100 per cent of what happened in the actual seconds when the accident occurred, says prosecutor Johan Eriksson.
The suspected bus-driver agrees with the prosecutor's picture of what happened, but denies any crime
He risks a suspended sentence and a fine, as well as possible damages, TT reports.
Footnote: The newspaper has tried to contact the bus-driver's defence lawyer, but he does not wish to make a statement. .