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In freedom with charges the driver who fatally wound two cyclists and tested positive for drugs

The driver of 18 years and neighbor of Reus (Tarragona) is accused of two crimes of homicide by serious imprudence, another of reckless driving and another of driving under the effects of narcotic substances.

As reported 3 antenna the court of guard of Reus (Tarragona) has released with charges and precautionary measures to the novel driver who this Sunday mortally wound two cyclists in Montbrió (Tarragona) and tested positive for drugs.

As reported by the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC), the magistrate has agreed as precautionary measures withdrawal of driver's license and passport; The prohibition to leave the country and that weekly persone in the courts.

The case against the driver, of 18 years, neighbor of Reus (Tarragona) and of Spanish nationality, has been opened by the charges of two crimes of homicide for serious imprudence, another one reckless driving and another driving under the effects of narcotic substances.

The incident occurred towards the 08: 16 hours yesterday in the 8 kilometer of the local road T-310, at the height of Montbrió, when the car invaded the opposite lane and rammed a group of four cyclists, residents of the town of Riudoms (Tarragona). Two of the cyclists, one from 54 years and the other from 60, died on the spot and the other two suffered minor injuries. The accident mobilized eleven patrols of the Mossos d'Esquadra, four ambulances of the Emergency Medical System (SEM) and two endowments of the Firemen of the Generalitat.

A group of friends of the deceased, also cyclists, has published a letter in which they expose: "We want to share the roads with the cars, but they are killing us, who can do something, please".

"Political gentlemen, who are the ones who make the laws, or whoever can, avoid this bleeding on the roads, I do not want to have to receive any call from any comrade in which the death of any other comrade is transferred to me”, they lament. They also point to the "fragility" of cyclists and wonder if this type of accident "happens in the hours when they know there are no controls, since they know that the Mossos are taking over on their shifts".

With the death of these two people, 21 are already cyclists who have died in accidents in Spain so far this year, ten since the summer began. According to figures released by the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT), of the 1.830 people killed on Spanish roads during 2017, a total of 78 were cyclists.

From Triathlon News we work to try to raise awareness among cyclists and drivers trying to inform about good behavior and the regulations to avoid these tragic news.

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