Many will remember the horrific events of May 2017, when a woman drove her car into a group of cyclists. The story was widespread and tragic and the ones who did manage to survive have suffered pain and numerous operations for the last 4 years. The families of the three men who died will suffer for ever!

This has now been reported by local Spanish Press…….

This week the courts have sentenced the driver who killed three cyclists in Oliva to three years and nine months in prison.

The sentence also prohibits the defendant, who tested positive for alcohol and drugs on the day of the hit-and-run, from driving for six years.

The sentence of conformity stated that the driver committed a crime against road safety, three crimes of homicide due to serious recklessness and another three of injuries due to serious reckless driving. In addition to the custodial sentence, the ruling imposed on the defendant, a six year ban on her driving licence.

 The female driver, who served a year in provisional prison after her arrest, was released after posting a bail of 7,000 euros in May 2018.

The defendant admitted the events, which occurred early in the morning of May 7th, 2017 on the N-332 road, between the towns of Dénia (Alicante) and Oliva (Valencia). The driver was driving towards Alicante on the aforementioned road under the influence of alcohol and toxic substances that she had been consuming since finishing work at around one in the morning, and until at least four hours later, according to the sentence.

Previous stories can be found here and here.

Photo: EFE