Fam­ily de­mands mil­lion af­ter boy killed in shared bike ride

Fiji Sun - - China News - Xin­hua

Shang­hai: A Shang­hai fam­ily has re­quested com­pen­sa­tion of more than 8 mil­lion yuan (FJ$2.4 mil­lion) from bike-shar­ing com­pany ofo and a bus op­er­a­tor af­ter a boy was killed in a road ac­ci­dent while rid­ing a shared bike.

A district court in Shang­hai heard the case on Fri­day. The 11-year-old boy un­locked an ofo bike and rode with his friends on a March af­ter­noon. He hit a bus head-on, was crushed un­der­neath the wheels and died from his in­juries.

Po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions said the boy should bear the ma­jor re­spon­si­bil­ity for the ac­ci­dent.

How­ever, the fam­ily has blamed the bike-shar­ing com­pany for al­low­ing mi­nors to un­lock and use their bikes, cre­at­ing a ma­jor safety loop­hole.

The court has not yet an­nounced its de­ci­sion on the case.

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