Bub († 5) was at the pedestrian crossing
Did the driver escape after the accident at Escher-Wyss-Platz in Zurich?
After the accident at Zurich’s Escher-Wyss-Platz, there are still many unanswered questions. Especially: How did the boy die? Hit-and-run could possibly be behind it.
Accident at Zurich’s Escher-Wyss-Platz: A five-year-old boy was found lifeless here.
The death of a five-year-old boy in Zurich is still a mystery one day after the accident. How did the child die?
The police found the already lifeless body on Wednesday around 8.15 a.m. at Escher-Wyss-Platz. Investigators assume it was a traffic accident. As Marc Surber from the Zurich city police confirmed to Blick, a medical emergency was ruled out. Just like the participation of a tram.
So was the child hit by a car or truck? There is a pedestrian crossing near the accident site. There are two lanes for the cars, which narrow down to one lane a little later. Did the boy want to cross the zebra crossing here when the fatal accident happened during commuter time?
The city of Zurich parliamentarian Sandra Bienek (GLP) knew the fatality. Her own child went to kindergarten with the boy. She considers the way there, which leads via Escher-Wyss-Platz, to be very dangerous.
Did cameras film the accident?
Investigations into the course of the accident are currently underway. “The most important thing at the moment is to clarify how the tragic event could have happened,” says Stapo spokeswoman Judith Hödl to Blick. The authorities are also checking whether VBZ cameras on Escher-Wyss-Platz can bring light into the darkness.
If the child was hit by a car, the question arises as to whether it was a hit and run. Because when the child was found, neither a vehicle nor a driver were on site. The police declined to comment on that possibility.
But one thing is certain: the police were not alerted by the person involved in the accident, but by a passer-by who discovered the five-year-old.
Hit and run is considered a criminal offense
Is it possible that the potential accident driver didn’t even notice that he hit a child? This question is also the subject of investigations at the moment. The Forensic Institute is busy securing evidence. The Zurich public prosecutor’s office has also started the investigation.
In Switzerland, hit and run is a criminal offense. There is a risk of up to three years in prison. A fine is the minimum. (man)