A 50-year-old bus driver has been charged with murder over the death of an 88-year-old woman in Stavanger in October 2012. It’s alleged the driver, a Polish woman, negligently ran through a traffic light and hit the woman crossing in front of the bus.
The victim sustained serious head injuries and died the same day. The driver, an employee of coach company Boreal Transport South, was not physically hurt. Her lawyer told newspaper Rogalandsavis she has denied guilt, and believes the traffic light was green at the time.
Witnesses reported the pedestrian crossing light was green when the accident happened. The case is expected to involve extensive evidence and witness statements.