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Woman died after being driven over by truck in Grønnegata in Tromsø city center

An elderly woman died after got caught in the front wheel of a truck in Tromsø center on Tuesday morning.

At around 13.50 the emergency services in Tromsø were notified that a person had been hit by a truck in Grønnegata in Tromsø city center.

The police confirm at 13.59 that the person who was hit was killed.

Photo Credit: Nordlys

Witnesses get emergency aid

At 14 o’clock the police announces that she has died. 

Police personal Rune Nilsen has spoken to Nordly and confirmed the death of the elderly woman, she was jammed under the front tier and she was a pedestrian.

“The municipal crisis team is alerted and observed witnesses,” added Nilsen

The police know the identity of the dead, and are now working to alert the woman’s relatives.

“We will do crime research on the spot. Those involved, ie the driver of the truck and witnesses to the incident, will be taken to UNN’s trauma reception center for follow-up, Kvalsund says.

Site blocked

Green streets are blocked from the northern lights built and south. At 14.40 the road is still closed, and emergency services are still working on the spot.

– The driver is a man born in 1992. He is taken care of by employer and family. He will give his explanation at a later date. In the first place, it is important to take care of him, “says operations manager Rune Nilsen to NTB.

Troms county traffic reports that the accident will affect more bus departures this afternoon. Follow on the Drum Card for traffic announcements.

 

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