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Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz in Bonn: 19-year-old no longer in critical condition

Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz in Bonn : 19-year-old no longer in critical condition

A 24-year-old woman is alleged to have run over and critically injured a 19-year-old man in Bonn in the early hours of Sunday. The homicide division is investigating.

A 24-year-old woman is suspected of having deliberately run over a young man early on Sunday morning. She is alleged to have sped in her car towards the 19-year-old at Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz at around 5.40am. Police spokesman Robert Scholten said on Monday morning that the victim was no longer in a life-threatening condition. A police homicide division is investigating an attempted homicide. The 24-year-old woman was temporarily taken into custody.

Chief prosecutor Robin Faßbender told the GA that exactly what happened that night is currently part of the investigations. “There is alleged to have been a dispute beforehand, the details of which are not yet known.” He said the 19-year-old and a friend, and the driver and three other women aged between 16 and 28, who were also in the car, met before the alleged incident. According to GA information, they are said to have insulted each other in front of a fast food restaurant on Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz. Scholten said, according to the current state of the investigation, there was nothing to indicate that those involved already knew each other.

When they then met for a second time at the traffic lights leading to the platform on the bus lane heading towards the Kennedy Bridge, the woman is alleged to have steered her vehicle towards the 19-year-old. He suffered severe head injuries in the collision. “There is evidence of deliberately driving towards the person, as confirmed by independent witness statements,” said Faßbender.

Police closed the lanes towards Beuel to traffic for several hours to examine the crime scene thoroughly. Only trams were able to pass through the area.

Original text: Nicolas Ottersbach
Translation: kc