Status: 29.11.2023, 16:02 PM
The Regional Court of Verden is hearing the guilt of an employee of a pedagogical center after the accidental death of a boy. © Mohssen Assanimoghaddam/dpa
A fifth-grade class is going away for a few days. But the school trip to a forest education center ends abruptly - a boy dies. What does the defendant say?
Verden - In the trial of a fatal accident of a boy on a school trip in the district of Diepholz, south of Bremen, the defendant has expressed her regret. "I didn't expect such a tragic event and simply didn't think it was possible," the 35-year-old said through her defender.
The employee of a forest education center is facing charges of negligent homicide by omission before the Verden Regional Court.
According to the indictment, the accident occurred in July 2019 during a school trip of a fifth-grade class from Wolfsburg. After a breakfast break in the open air, ten children romped around on a wagon on the grounds of the Forest Education Center. The 400-kilogram car started moving on the rails - and rolled over the boy. For the ten-year-old, any help came too late.
The public prosecutor's office accuses the employee of the Forest Education Center of not having checked the roadworthy cart and of having warned about the device. "The defendant should have prohibited gambling or pointed out the dangers," the prosecutor's office said. A verdict could be handed down on 15 December. Dpa