By Sarah Keane • 21 December 2020 • 18:25
The scooter user attacked a police officer
FIRST trial for the death of an electric scooter-user in Spain’s Valencia
A landmark trial has begun in Valencia of a man accused of killing a 20-year-old who was riding an electric scooter in the municipality of Carpesa in April last year. Antonio LP is accused of hitting the young man with his motorcycle while overtaking a car and under the influence of alcohol. The victim was transferred to the Hospital Clínico de Valencia but passed away a few days later.
The Prosecutor’s Office is asking that the driver of the motorcycle be sentenced to four years in prison, in addition to paying €150,000 in compensation to the deceased’s family and being banned from driving for 6 years.
Despite testing at the scene of the accident showing the driver to be well over the acceptable alcohol, as well as a follow-up blood test confirming this, the motorcyclist maintains that he was dazzled. Unless he acknowledges his guilt he will be tried for reckless homicide and face the maximum penalty.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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