Unknowing witness to relative’s death

Unknowing witness to relative’s death. Credit: Twitter @chapoisat

A TAXI-DRIVER in Galisancho (Salamanca) was overtaken by a speeding car that crashed into a tree immediately afterwards. 

Three ambulances, a mobile Intensive Care Unit and an air ambulance were sent to the scene but three boys aged 17, 19 and 20 were killed outright. 

A girl of 17 died later in hospital while a woman of 29 and a man of 25 were injured, the Guardia Civil revealed. 

The taxi-driver who witnessed the 7.30am accident alerted the Emergency Services without realising at the time that the 17-year-old girl’s father was his cousin. 

The party were returning from a fiesta in neighbouring Santa Ana and the 29-year-old driver now faces three charges of involuntary homicide and causing bodily harm. 

The investigation would be a long one, Guardia Civil sources revealed, owing to the serious consequences of the accident. 

 

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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