Motorist detained in hit, run accident

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 29: Criminal Section at the Court of First Instance ordered the detention of a motorist who hit and severely injured a Kuwaiti man while he was trying to cross a road. The court suspended execution of another three years jail term with hard labor against the defendant and fined him KD 100. The Public Prosecution Department charged the motorist for negligence and carelessness that made him hit the plaintiff unintentionally, noting the defendant left the scene without informing the closest police point or requesting an ambulance for the victim who sustained injuries as a result of the incident. Lawyer Mohammad Khalil Al-Qattan said the defendant had carelessly hurt the plaintiff and the court linked error with injury, because there is a causative relationship between both elements. He stated the action is punishable under Article 164 of the penal code.

Brothers acquitted: The Civil Circuit of the Court of Appeals cancelled the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which obligated three brothers to pay compensation worth KD 5,001 to their neighbor’s children due to a fight that occurred between them. The court decided the lawsuit is no longer valid due to expiry of the legal period of three years since the penalty was issued. Lawyer Abdullah Al-Alanda who represented the three brothers urged the court to cancel the verdict of the Court of First Instance, stressing that the verdict was issued in absentia for one of his clients, and that it is no longer valid because the legal period of three years for enforcing the verdict has expired.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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