POLICE have revealed today (December 18), that the driver of a vehicle that crashed into a bus and left several people injured in Madrid, Spain, was high on cocaine and disqualified from driving.
The terrifying incident took place late on Sunday evening (December 15) when a van made an illegal turn on Avenida de Los Poblados in the district of Carabanchel, striking an EMT bus head one.
All passengers travelling in the van were injured, including the 30-year-old-driver, a 31-year-old woman, an 8-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy. The woman had to be cut out of the vehicle by firefighters where she was then taken to hospital and is reported to be in a critical condition after suffering from serious head injuries.
The woman’s 8-year-old daughter was also badly hurt with injuries to her spine. An ambulance rushed the little girl to Niño Jesús Hospital where it is reported that she is also in a serious condition.
The 11-year-old boy suffered trauma to his chest and has been hospitalised, with medical personnel revealing that he is in a stable condition. Several people travelling in the bus were also injured but thankfully none of a serious nature.
The driver of the van suffered minor bruises and police have confirmed that he tested positive for cocaine and was banned from driving. As Euro Weekly News understands, the man remains in custody as the police continue their investigation.