Family demands million after boy killed in shared bike ride
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.