Cyclist run over by a tractor

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A 19-year-old man driving a tractor to clear snow in Oslo ran over a cyclist in the Sandaker district Tuesday evening. The cyclist, a woman in her 40s, was killed instantly.

Police were calling for more witnesses to the fatal accident to report what they’d seen. Police have charged the young man driving the tractor with violations of traffic laws and seized his driver’s license, claiming they had reason to believe he was negligent.

The large tractor, mounted with a snow plow, was also seized as part of the police’s technical investigation of the collision. It occurred arond 8pm Tuesday at the intersection of Sandakerveien and Hans Nielsen Hauges Gate, near Sandaker Center. staff