Fatal accident involving bus and electric scooter in Turku

On Wednesday morning in Turku, a twenty-year-old girl was killed when she collided with a regular bus on an electric scooter. The accident took place at the intersection of Uudenmaankatu and Hämeenkatu streets. Death occurred instantly.

The police are investigating the incident under the articles of dangerous driving and causing death by negligence. The investigation will involve a commission to clarify the circumstances of transport accidents.

This is presumably the first fatal accident involving an electric scooter in Finland. The safety of this type of transport has been a subject of intense debate lately, and some cities have begun to take measures to reduce the speed of scooters at night.