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Boy accused of causing road accident before he was born

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Norwegian officials have accused a three-year-old of causing a road accident nine months before he was born.

The Traffic Insurance Federation told Erik Solhaug Kristiansen he caused the accident on July 9, 1999.

That's despite the fact Erik wasn't born until April 5, 2000.

The accident in question involved a female cyclist, and according to records the person responsible - Solhaug Kristiansen - left the scene, the injured woman and her damaged bike behind.

Erik's father, Tom, said: "The complainant has waited a whole year before pressing charges. How can the witnesses be so sure of what they saw, so long after the event?

"The other big question in the case is naturally that my son, the accused, cannot have been present at the scene of the accident. He was born on April 5, 2000."

The authorities have accepted the argument, and say Erik is no longer under suspicion, reports the Aftenposten quoting the Oppland Arbeiderbladet.