A GUARDIA CIVIL officer accused of causing the crash which claimed the lives of three people in Torremolinos had been investigated six times previously.
Upon causing the fatal pile-up, he attempted to flee the scene but was stopped by National Police who happened to be in the area.
The officer, known only as Miguel C.L, said he was a “fellow officer” and that he was not driving the vehicle when it crashed.
He claimed another Guardia Civil officer was driving, however investigators were unable to find any evidence to support his initial statement.
It was then revealed that it was not the first time he had tried to escape from the scene of an accident. The officer had been involved in an accident in Mijas where he left the scene before police arrived claiming he “needed to go to the hospital” but was subsequently not found checked in anywhere in the area.
Miguel was also suspended from the Guardia Civil at the time of the accident after threatening people in Tolox who composed a critical song called “My Sergeant” after he fined numerous residents for using fireworks outside the designated areas during the festival of San Roque.