HIT AND RUN: Driver arrested for running over mother and baby in Spain

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DUI: The suspected driver tested positive for cocaine. (File image) Photo Credit: Policia Nacional

A 60-YEAR-OLD driver has been arrested by the National Police in Madrid for testing positive for alcohol and cocaine after running over a mother, baby and child.

The driver fled the scene of the incident which happened in Madrid on Saturday night at around 9pm.

Local media suggest that the driver struck a mother, her four-month-old baby and her 10-year-old boy as they made their way across a pedestrian crossing in the Leganés area of Madrid.

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The driver, 60, failed to stop his Ford Mondeo and hit the family causing the youngest child to suffer a thoracic crush.

The 10-year-old boy suffered injuries to his arm.

National Police were first to arrive to the scene of the incident and officers attempted to perform resuscitation manoeuvres on the four-month-old as he lay unconscious in his mother’s arms, reports suggest.

The baby was then rushed to Hospital Doce de Octubre where he remains but now in a stable condition according to Spanish media.

Police claim that an off-duty officer of the Local Police witnessed the incident and saw the offending driver briefly stop before speeding off.

The off-duty member of the Local Police was successful in recording the car’s registration number as it fled the scene.

Police tracked down the vehicle within hours which led to the arrest of a suspect, the father-in-law of the registered owner.

The suspected driver was taken to a Madrid Police station where he tested positive for alcohol and cocaine consumption.

The suspect has since been charged for hit and run offences.

 

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