Prison for Brit involved in fatal Banus smash

The British woman who was involved in the head-on accident on Saturday evening that claimed the life of a delivery motorcyclist has been remanded in custody.

The crash happened at 8.30 pm on Saturday when the unnamed 35-year-old drove in the wrong direction along the A-7 from Puerto Banus towards Marbella. Her rented Mercedes SUV hit the motorcycle of 28-year-old Colombian Juan David Vargas (pictured above)+, who was working as a home delivery rider. Vargas was killed instantly.

The British driver failed to stop after the accident and video footage show the badly damaged car continuing along the A-7 and turning off just past the Shell petrol station. The woman then fled the car, and was discovered hiding in bushes by the car wash, where she was attempting to call a taxi. According to the police she was unable to take an alcohol test at the scene, but was tested for alcohol and drugs later. The results have yet to be published.

On Monday the Marbella magistrate courts ordered the woman to be remanded in custoday, refusing bail. She is charged with causing death by gross recklessness, dangerous driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, refusal to take a breathalyser test and leaving the scene of the accident.

Meanwhile Juan David’s friends and work colleagues are appealing for help to raise the €8,000 euros needed to fly his body back to Colombia. They have set up an account IBAN ES1000810588810002396150, or telephone Bizum on 678 651 034.

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