Tags: EU | Spain | Cyclist Killed

1 Cyclist Dead, 7 Injured in Spain, Octogenarian Driver Held

Saturday, 12 March 2016 02:43 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Police say a 52-year-old cyclist has died and seven others have been injured, three of them seriously, after being slammed into by an SUV near the northwestern Spanish town of A Guarda.

An 87-year-old man was arrested at a restaurant not far from the scene of Saturday's accident, police say, adding that he apparently tried to overtake a pack of cyclists but managed to hit several.

The driver failed to stop and attend the injured. Police say he stopped at a nearby restaurant where he raised the alarm and was then arrested pending an investigation.

Luis Testero, a cyclist in the group who was not injured, told reporters the driver struck the riders from behind without stopping, flinging some into the air.

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Police say a 52-year-old cyclist has died and seven others have been injured, three of them seriously, after being slammed into by an SUV near the northwestern Spanish town of A Guarda.An 87-year-old man was arrested at a restaurant not far from the scene of Saturday's...
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