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Man charged with causing woman’s death through careless driving, released on bail

A 43-year-old Norwegian national, a resident of Kerċem, Gozo, has been arraigned in Court and charged with careless and dangerous driving and with causing the death of a 41-year-old woman from Swieqi.

The case goes back to 16 August, when a 47-year-old American national, a resident of Swieqi, a 51-year-old German national, a resident of Xaghra, Gozo and two boys aged nine and 14 years respectively and residing in Nadur, Gozo, sustained grievous injuries in a traffic accident in Għajnsielem.

The man was also charged with causing slight injuries to a 45-year-old Canadian female, and a 12-year-old boy and a 36-year-old man, both residents of Nadur, Gozo, through negligent, careless and dangerous driving.

The Norwegian was also charged with being under the effects of alcohol and with exceeding the speed limit, as well as with damaging another vehicle to the detriment of a third party.

Accused pleaded not guilty as charged, and was released on bail against a number of Court-imposed conditions.

The Court was presided by Magistrate Paul Coppini. Inspector J. Gauci prosecuted.

See also:

Woman seriously injured in Għajnsielem collision dies

Woman who lost her life in Għajnsielem accident is Ivy Evison

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