Young child dies after being hit by ‘drug driver’ on pedestrian crossing in Spain

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PEDESTRIAN CROSSING DEATH: The child was transferred in a critical condition hospital. File image. Photo credit: Shutterstock


A TWO-YEAR-BOY has been hit and killed by a car on a pedestrian crossing in Spain. The driver allegedly tested positive for cocaine.

The Servei Català de Trànsit said the incident happened in an urban area at kilometre 0.1 of the BV-5305 in Taradell (Barcelona).

Seven Mossos d’Esquadra Catalan police patrols, with three road and one air ambulance were sent to the scene.

In a statement they said that the child was transferred in a critical condition to the Hospital de Vic, where he passed away.

Local reports say that the driver, who is a Civil Protection service volunteer, tested positive in cannabis. He has been arrested for “imprudent homicide.”

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