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The escaped driver after the deadly collisions in Madrid had several stolen catalysts in the car

MADRID, 28 Abr.

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The escaped driver after the deadly collisions in Madrid had several stolen catalysts in the car


The driver of the vehicle that fatally ran over two people on Thursday on the Paseo de Extremadura in Madrid had several allegedly stolen catalysts in the car when the events occurred, police sources have reported to Europa Press.

The man, identified as P.V.S., 31 years old and Spanish nationality, was arrested late in the afternoon after turning himself in at the National Police Station in the Latina district. The arrested man, who is still in police custody this Friday morning, had fled on foot after the fatal attacks that left two people dead and several injured.

With a police record for the theft of catalysts, he did not have a valid driving license and had a record for theft of this type of highly coveted component on the black market, sources of the investigation told Europa Press.

Two other occupants of the vehicle involved, a Mercedes, were arrested at the scene, between Paseo de Extremadura and Saavedra Fajardo street. It is about a 25-year-old woman, a tourist owner, and a 27-year-old man, who was bruised after the hit-and-run although he was discharged at the scene.

In the first case, he has a police record for the theft of catalysts and three current police and judicial indictments. The man, for his part, has a record for crimes against property and a police indictment.

Both are of Spanish nationality and have been transferred to the Latina National Police Station. They are accused of crimes of homicide and resistance and disobedience to authority, in addition to the requisitions.

The three were traveling in a vehicle with an eight-month-old baby who was detected at 12:50 p.m. at kilometer 6,406 of the M-406 (Alcorcón-Getafe), in the municipality of Leganés. The Civil Traffic Guard stopped them since the minor was in the arms of an adult, without the regulatory restraint.

At that moment, tourism fled along the A-4098 and the M-50, until it reached the Paseo de Extremadura. It was on this road in the capital where the attacks were recorded shortly before 1:00 p.m. in three different locations, causing the death of two people and the injury of five others.

Thus, at number 154 of Paseo de Extremadura, SAMUR-Civil Protection confirmed this Thursday the death of a 72-year-old man and attended a married couple of about 65 years old who had been discharged in the place and a 90-year-old woman, which was transferred for evaluation.

On the other hand, at number 88, the doctors confirmed the death of an 81-year-old man, whose relatives had to be attended by a SAMUR psychologist.

Likewise, at number 1, at the confluence of Paseo Extremadura with Saavedra Fajardo, the SAMUR treated two people, one for minor bruises and the other for an anxiety crisis. The SAMUR-Civil Protection psychologist also went to communicate the news to relatives of the first deceased.