The girl had just got out of her VTC and, after witnessing the run over, the professional driving the wheel allegedly fled the scene without helping the victim
The Municipal Police of Madrid have arrested the driver of the VTC vehicle who fled without helping the 20-year-old girl who was fatally run over on Saturday, just after leaving her at the scene. The young woman was run over in the vicinity of the University City by a hit-and-run vehicle, the driver of which has already been identified.
Municipal Police sources explained that after locating the driver of the VTC vehicle, he was arrested and transferred to the police station to give a statement, since he allegedly witnessed the events but fled the place without an aid to what had been his client until a minute before. After the interrogation, he was released pending trial for a crime of omission of duty to help.
Likewise, the agents of the Traffic Judicial Unit are still looking for the perpetrator of the outrage, a young man of Maghreb origin in his early 20s. He has been identified and his records include episodes of robbery, robberies, attacks on authorities and also arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol, something that is considered possible also on the day of the hit-and-run. He also had a prison warrant pending in the next few days for a robbery with force.
The agents inspected the suspect’s home in the capital, that of his closest family and friends, in case they could be giving him shelter. Investigators do not believe that he may have fled to his home country due to the speed of the investigations after the car was found.
A fundamental part of the police investigation are the interrogations of the owner of the car, which was located in the neighborhood of Entrevías, a 19-year-old Spanish man also with a criminal record. The vehicle involved in the accident was found in the Ronda Sur of Puente de Vallecas, 150 meters from his home but very far from the place of the event, Paseo de Juan XXII, number 23, in the district of Moncloa.
It is a black Citroën C2, which had a fractured window and considerable damage to the front. Precisely, the police are analyzing the car to check the tracks and other remains that certify that the suspect was driving, but also if he was accompanied by other people. The owner of the car denies that he was inside at the time and claims that he was at home with another friend.
However, the agents are cautious with this statement and suspect that he could have been traveling as a copilot or in the back seats at the time of the hit. The owner of the tourism, who did not have insurance, was released with charges after the first interrogation, he assured that in addition to lending the car to this friend, he also left him his mobile phone, so that in a geolocation scan he could appear in the the place of the scene.