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Child hit and run fatality trial begins. The female motorist accused of causing the death of a 12-year-old boy is in Jæren District Court for the first day of legal proceedings, Tuesday. Olav Hovda and his father were out roller skiing in western Norway’s Kleppe, Rogaland County, in January 2013 when car struck him from behind. He was thrown into the air before landing on the roadway.

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Child hit and run fatality trial begins

Published on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2014 at 10:28 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 3rd June 2014 at 10:49.

The female motorist accused of causing the death of a 12-year-old boy is in Jæren District Court for the first day of legal proceedings, Tuesday.

Jæren District Court
Three days have been set aside for the trial.Jæren District Court
Photo: J. Ådnanes/Wikimedia Commons


Olav Hovda and his father were out roller skiing in western Norway’s Kleppe, Rogaland County, in January 2013 when car struck him from behind.

He was thrown into the air before landing on the roadway.

He sustained severe and extensive head injuries and died at Stavanger University Hospital (SUS) the following day.

The accused and her spouse were arrested, questioned, and indicted following a police manhunt.

The then 42-year-old female admitted to being the driver ten days later. The man was released.

At the time, she was charged  with driving under the influence of drugs, causing death by negligent driving, negligent driving causing injury, and failing to stop after being involved in an accident.

The accused was undergoing treatment for drug problems and in the middle of a life-stage crisis.

NRK also reports the woman admitted her guilt on all points after the Court was convened today. She also recognized her guilt in the matter of driving the car in a drug-induced state.

Defence counsel Inger Marie Sunde has told the broadcaster her client feels a considerable amount of responsibility for both what has happened and what she has inflicted upon the boy’s parents.

“She has no expectations as to whether they are able to forgive her,” stated Ms Sunde.

“I felt that life had collapsed. I started taking pills to relax and to get to sleep,” testified the accused.

“I don’t remember the drive to Bryne (a south of Kleppe) that day or the trip back. I only picture that I was blinded by a bright light at some point, but don’t know if it was because I had dozed off or woken up,” she told the Court.

The trial is expected to last three days.

Published on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2014 at 10:28 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 3rd June 2014 at 10:49.

This post has the following tags: norwaydeath, caraccident, childkilled.





  
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