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Police car runs over 14-year-old

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12:07 CEST+02:00
A police vehicle ran over a 14-year-old boy in Karlskrona in southeastern Sweden on Wednesday night as the boy was fleeing the scene of a robbery.

The boy was treated in the hospital overnight for injuries including scrapes, burns and a dislocated shoulder.

Police received a report about the robbery of a kiosk on Idrottsvägen from a civilian colleague on the way home. Two patrol cars were dispatched and when they arrived on the scene, one of the cars ran over the 14-year-old.

He and his 15-year-old friend were trying to run from the police after the robbery when the accident occurred.

The incident is being investigated by Lars Karsten, commander at the Skåne police, who believes that the boy was running towards the police car when he was run over.

According to Blekinge Läns Tidning newspaper, the 14-year-old slipped and fell to the ground.

The boy was stuck under the car after the accident and the fire department was called. The police car had to be raised with air skates before the boy could be taken out and transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Fire chief Kent Hoff, who was at the scene of the accident, said that the boy was laying right in front of the car's front tyre.

“He had burned himself on the catalytic converter, one shoulder was dislocated and he was scraped up. But he was conscious,” Hoff told TT.

The policeman who ran over the boy was taken care of by the police in the other car at the scene.

“They said that he was in shock and was to receive crisis counseling. I didn't speak with him, he was already gone when we arrived,” Hoff said.

The 15-year-old boy who was also involved in the robbery was driven home to his parents.

A forensics investigation will be conducted on the police car.

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