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COLUMBIAN FLEES ALMORADI TO AVOID JAIL

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The ‘Stop Accidentes’ spokeswoman, Ana Novella told the press that  the motorcyclist has fled to Colombia about 2 weeks ago.

The pressure group ‘Stop Accidentes’ said on Monday that a man who had been sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison for killing a baby in Almoradi, in 2007, following a traffic accident, has fled the country to avoid imprisonment.

The incident dates back to August 3, 2007, when the man, who was driving his motorcycle on the CV-914 through Almoradi, drove into the pushchair of a 15 month old girl. Although she survived the accident the child died two years later from causes that were attributed to the collision.

The judge said that the motorist was influenced by the intake of alcohol which had reduced his mental and physical faculties. He also lacked the mandatory liability insurance and his motorcycle was also being driven without a current ITV (MOT) certificate.

The judge also sentenced the girl pushing the child, thought to be a relative, to two years in prison for crossing the road without due care and attention.

The ‘Stop Accidentes’ spokeswoman, Ana Novella told the press that the motorcyclist has fled to Colombia about 2 weeks ago.

She said that her group is opposed to clemency for the two guilty parties and so they had informed the authorities as it was necessary for the issue of an International warrant to ensure his arrest.

Although the trial took place over a year ago the outcome of the appeal has only just been published, said Novella.

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