Collision results from 11-year-old boy throwing snowball at refuse lorry

A collision between a car and a refuse lorry, in which damage amounting to CHF 20,000 was caused, was the direct result of an eleven-year-old boy throwing a snow ball at the lorry on Monday afternoon

The incident occurred shortly after 4.30 pm on the main road between Oberägeri and Unterägeri as the young boy threw a snowball at the refuse lorry and hit it. When he heard the impact, the 46-year-old lorry driver braked immediately thinking he had hit something. Unfortunately, the driver of the car following the lorry was unable to brake in time and crashed into the rear of it, causing damage to the tune of CHF 20,000. Fortunately, as mentioned, no-one was injured.

The police have since emphasised that the throwing of snowballs, or indeed any other objects, at vehicles, is not a trifle matter but one which can have serious consequences. Indeed, it is a crime punishable by law.

The Zug police have since appealed to parents to make sure their children realise the dangers involved in such activity, not least by stating that they, the parents, could be liable for the settlement of damages in the event of any ensuing civil claim.

In a separate road traffic incident in Menzingen later that day, the driver of a van simply drove off after colliding with another vehicle.

It was shortly after 6.30 that evening that a van driver, it is not known whether it was a man or a woman, failed to give way to a 26-year-old woman driving on the main road as he or she approached this Edlibach crossing  (second photograph) from the Neuheim direction, resulting in a collision between the two vehicles. Fortunately, no-one was injured but, as mentioned, the driver of the van simply drove off.

The police have since made an appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call them without delay on 041 728 41 41. 

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