Driver arrested for fleeing the scene of accident in Granada.

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A 26-YEAR-OLD driver was arrested by Guardia Civil accused of hitting a 64-year-old motorcyclist and fleeing the scene. The accident occurred in Granada province between the towns of Moraleda de Zafayona and Alhama de Granada.

Investigators suspect the driver, who was allegedly drunk at the time, lost control of the vehicle on a bend and hit the victim. Apparently, he didn’t stop to help the victim, but he and the other occupants of the car, a man and a woman aged 20 and 19 respectively, got out, picked up the wing mirror and other pieces of the car which had come off in the crash, and put them in the boot.

The driver then ignored the motorcyclist who was on the ground, started his car, which still had the motorbike underneath it, and dragged it 100 metres before it came off. When they got to Moraleda de Zafayona, they called a tow truck to take their car, claiming they had had an accident due to a puncture, then got a taxi to take them back to Malaga where they all live.

Meanwhile, another driver had found the injured motorcyclist and alerted the Guardia Civil. Despite the ‘care’ they had taken the occupants of the vehicle hadn’t noticed they had left the front license plate at the scene of the accident, so they were easily located.

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