Tragedy on a road in Italy: A drugged driver killed seven cyclists


A driver under the influence of drugs hit a group of cyclists in the middle of a race on a road in Italy. Seven people died and four others were injured. The driver was driving without a license. Police suspended his license a few months ago, for committing many irregularities in traffic.

The tragedy took place in the province of Calabria in southern Italy. Two of the injured are in critical condition. All the victims were participating in an amateur riders race and were aged between 35 and 58 years.

Head of the Italian cycling federation, Renato Di Rocco described the incident as “a massacre”.

The driver is a Moroccan immigrant who lost his license for a few months ago. He was stopped by police because of speeding and violated several rules of the road.

The man was also injured in the accident and was transported to hospital. But he is out of danger. In the same car was also his son who suffered minor injuries.

The driver will be indicted for negligent homicide. A deed which may get hard years in prison.

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Posted by P.Jeanelle on Dec 6 2010. Filed under Europe, Featured News, World. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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