Driver who killed five police had no licence
9 March 2005, MADRID-The Romanian driver who ploughed into am anti-terrorist roadblock and killed five police officers did not have a Spanish driving licence.
9 March 2005
MADRID-The Romanian driver who ploughed into am anti-terrorist roadblock and killed five police officers did not have a Spanish driving licence.
The lorry driver is understood to have fallen asleep at the wheel and ploughed into the terrorist blockade on the road between Madrid and the northern city of Burgos.
Five officers were killed and two badly injured.
The lorry driver escaped almost uninjured from the crash and was being held in custody.
Police said the man is an illegal immigrant who has no Spanish driving licence and his lorry also breaks driving regulations.
He has no residence permit nor permission to stay in Spain.
The accident happened just after 3am, about 74km north of the capital.
The blockade was made up of four vehicles and 11 officers were on duty at the time the lorry crashed.
The dead officers have not been named, but all were based in Madrid and aged between 30 and 50.
A breathalyser test conducted on the lorry driver proved negative.
He was driving a lorry full of iron when the tragedy happened.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news