Three children hit in kindergarten in Haugesund – not life-threatening injury

The three children were playing when a car drove down the gate to the kindergarten and drove over them, Sørvest police district informs on Twitter on Monday.

– The injured children have been taken to Haugesund Hospital. The police currently do not have details about the extent of the damage, but there should be no life-threatening injuries, the Sørvest police district informs Twitter at 15.35.

The police were notified of the incident at 13.14. Twelve minutes later, it was logged that the children had been taken to hospital. The age of the children is unknown.

Elderly man to emergency room

– We have been told that a car was about to turn outside a kindergarten. He had backed into a tree stump and then driven down the gate to the kindergarten, said operations manager Kurt Løklingholm in the Southwest police district to NTB earlier Monday afternoon.

The driver of the car, which is described as an elderly man in his 70s, has been taken care of by health personnel and taken to the emergency room. The police have towed the car in for technical investigations.

The older man should not have a connection to the kindergarten, writes NRK.

Task leader Krister Hoel says the man got lost in the area, and should try to turn the car on the square in front of the kindergarten.

Municipal crisis team

Otherwise, the kindergarten and the others are taken care of by the municipal crisis team, if anyone needs help or follow-up

By 3.30 pm, the police had left the kindergarten. It is stated that technical investigations have been carried out and that the case will be investigated.

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