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Title: 27 year old Spaniard who caused a coach crash on the A-7, in which nine Finnish tourists died, faces four years in prison.The coach front after the crash
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The prosecutor has requested a four year jail sentence following the Torremolinos coach crash in April 2008 in which nine Finnish tourists d...

The prosecutor has requested a four year jail sentence following the Torremolinos coach crash in April 2008 in which nine Finnish tourists died. The civil responsibility resulting from the case has already been paid by the assurance company and all those affected, including the driver of the bus, have received financial compensation.

The prosecutor wants the four year sentence to be applied to 27 year old Jesús G. R. the man considered to be responsible for the tragedy, and also wants him to face a six year driving ban. He was driving a Kia four wheel drive vehicle in torrential rain, and with a blood alcohol limit of 50 milligrams per litre on the A-7 Benalmádena bypass at an estimated 152 kms/hour, when on the downhill section towards Torremolinos, he lost control and ran into the back of the coach. The coach fell off the side of the road as a consequence of the impact after first hitting the central reservation. 26 people were injured in addition to the nine fatalities. Witnesses say that before the accident the driver had been seen overtaking dangerously both on the left and the right.

The Kia driver was admitted to prison in April 2008 after giving a statement to the instruction judge, and was granted 18,000 € bail in June the same year.

 

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