"▪ Every hour, running hundreds of swedes rattfulla. Usually, it passes through unnoticed. But not always.n▪ Aftonbladet has mapped out the killing on the roads. In the review ”Rattfylleristerna” we'll talk about the most notorious perpetrators, the victims and those who lost a beloved son, a sister, or a spouse. n▪ We can reveal new figures about how drunk drivers on the loose can commit new crimes – and how they are allowed to drive affected again. And again."
"Elisabeth Bergendahl helped a alcohol man who crashed the car. What she didn't know was that the man just run to death her 13-year-old son Erik who she is then found dead by the road. "
"– It was like blowing out a candle. I thought long and hard about if Erik was afraid, if he did understand, " she says. "
"It was a weekday evening, 23 October, 18 years ago that Erik Bergendahl, 13, took the bike to the sports hall in Nacka, outside Stockholm. "
"Erik, the family minsting, six years younger than her older sister, Marie, and nine years younger than big brother Mats. "
"His mother Elisabeth Bergendahl, 65, remembers that he was looking for their mittens before she heard him go. It was only a few minutes after that Eric cycled from home as she and her daughter, Marie heard a strange sound. "
"We reacted to the both of us and took the car to see what had happened," she says. "
"When they came out on the road, they saw a car run into a rock wall. The road was covered in car parts. Elisabeth and Marie saw a man standing by the road. They went out of the car to help him."
"– He seemed confused but did not look damaged. He said, several times: ”It was not I who drove, it was not I who drove”."
"they saw no trace of Erik. "
"”I sat there and held him,”"
"Elisabeth added his jacket over the man and called 112. In the meantime, ran Marie down to the sports hall to see that her little brother had come to the innebandyträningen. But he was not there. "
"– When Marie came back I said to the police that ”my son is gone”. I started to run up the hill and saw a bicycle tyre that had wriggled itself around a concrete column and thought that it may not be from Eric's bike. But then I saw his hockey stick on the road, " says Elisabeth."
"don't Come here, it doesn't look good."
"She heard the police shouting: ”do not Come here, it doesn't look good”. But Elisabeth went forward anyway, to Erik. He lay lifeless against a pine tree. "
"She takes a break, it is noticeable how hard it still is to tell. "
"While everything is going on around Elisabeth, police officers, emergency responders, the sound from the ambulanshelikoptern, she gets a few last minutes with his son in his arms. "
"– I sat there with Erik and held him. I felt enough of me already then that he was dead. "
"– He was just great, you saw just a few bruises."
"Erik had been hit from behind by the car and afterwards found that he died instantly from the collision."
"– It was like blowing out a candle. I thought long and hard about if he was afraid, if he did understand, but it can only have been about a second when it happened. "
"The 23-year-old offender had been sitting at the local pub and drank alcohol during the day. When he left the premises he stole a jacket and in the pocket, he found a car key. So he went out in the parking lot, pressed the key and could run a lap around Fisksätra in Nacka. "
"the Man was convicted of aggravated involuntary manslaughter, for aggravated drunken driving and car theft. He had a 1.6 per mille in the blood, and the district court decided on a jail in two years."
"– our Whole life down. The worst time was when it was like all the emotions froze within me. But I had two children that I needed to live and rejoice for, everything in life was not the end. Just life with Erik, " says Elisabeth Bergendahl."
"So terribly unnecessary”"
"the death of Eric received a lot of attention in the media and in 2003 it was the documentary ”We got to borrow an angel”. "
"For family river the up the feelings and thoughts of to read about others who are killed in the same way, as a 14-year-old Elsa, who was driven to death last year by a man who previously has been convicted several times for drunk driving."
"– It is so terribly unnecessary. I have also been thinking about the concept, calling it the accident scene, a sacrament... It is not a really good concept. To sit in a car drunk and cause someone's death, it is a calculated risk-taking. The car becomes a weapon when it is used in terrorsammanhang. The car is also a weapon in the hands of a full person, " says Elisabeth Bergendahl."
"After the death of Eric, she has not put neither the time nor the energy to think of the offender."
"– We have been freed from the revenge - and hatkänslor against this person. We have been sorrowful and cursed over what he has done but have not gone and hated him, not been driven only by hatred. "
"”He had been a teacher”"
"Elisabeth Bergendahl is a newly-minted retiree, and later on in the afternoon, she will fetch the kids at the preschool. "
"– If someone asks, I always say that I have three kids, sometimes I add, ”but my youngest is dead”. He lives with us on the way. I wonder how he had been today if he lived, how he had become as a person. He was so kind, nice, and great to take people. "
"So what do you think he had done today?"
"– There is some disagreement in the family but I think he had been a teacher, something that is about to take the people. Not an accountant in any case..."
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