Monday, 14 January 2008

"Car-nage" on the Streets of Vigo

This is not something I would normally write about, but it's close to home and it also highlights one of Spain's major problems.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, in the centre of Vigo, two cars, one an Audi A3 and the other a BMW 328, driven by a 20 and 21 year old respectively where racing along la calle Jenaro de la Fuente at speeds of 130km/h (80mph). Without going into detail, a Citroen AX with a married couple of 55 and 53 years of age, were travelling in the opposite direction, the driver of the BMW had moved into their lane to avoid the Audi which was avoiding a double parked car, the BMW hit the Citroen head on causing the instant death of both occupants, the driver of the BMW sustained minor injuries and the driver of the Audi fled the scene in his car, although was not physically involved in the accident. Police later tracked him down and was arrested.

This senseless, needless act has ended the lives of two Innocent people, I only hope the punishment handed down by the courts will be fitting for such a callous and indiscriminate act.

For those wanting to see the aftermath of the accident, click on the link below.

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