'Kamikaze' driver kills couple, orphans two

9th December 2004, Comments 0 comments

9 December 2004, BURGOS- A 'kamikaze' driver killed a couple in a head-on crash after driving the wrong way along a motorway for up to 12 kilometres.

9 December 2004

BURGOS- A 'kamikaze' driver killed a couple in a head-on crash after driving the wrong way along a motorway for up to 12 kilometres.

The driver has left the couple's sons, aged four and six years old, orphaned.

The couple's two boys survived thanks to another driver who managed to revive the boys at the scene of the crash in Burgos, northern Spain.

The driver cut the boys out of their burning car.

One boy is now in a serious condition, the other has minor injuries.

The tragedy happened late on Wednesday night on the A-1 motorway minutes after emergency services had received at least 40 calls warning about the driver heading the wrong way along the motorway.

Horrified drivers said the Seat Ibiza car had been heading along the motorway for up to 12km.

The 'kamikaze' driver had hit another car, without causing serious injuries.

He finally hit the Renault Safrane in which the family were travelling head-on. It is thought the couple died instantly.

Police said the driver of the Seat car was a man aged 40 but he has not been named.

Fifty-eight people have lost their lives on the road during Spain's five-day holiday since Friday.

Last year, 77 people were killed in crashes on the road during the same period.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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