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E-scooter accident claims woman's life in Turku

The incident is reported to be Finland's first fatal accident involving an electric scooter.

Liikenneonnettomuus Hämeenkadun ja Uudenmaankadun risteyksessä
The accident took place at the intersection of Uudenmaankatu and Hämeenkatu in Turku on Wednesday morning. Image: Kimmo Gustafsson / Yle

A woman in her twenties has died after an accident involving an e-scooter and a bus in Turku on Wednesday morning.

The accident took place at the intersection of Uudenmaankatu and Hämeenkatu in the centre of the city, and the woman is reported to have died at the scene.

Police said they were examining what caused the woman's death and investigating the incident as suspected cases of negligent homicide and endangerment of traffic safety, adding that they were working with the Finnish Crash Data Institute to discover the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Police added that they could not reveal further information as the investigation was still underway, but would provide an update later.

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