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Ex-mayor's son among Jávea cyclists killed by drunk and stoned driver in Oliva
08 May 2017 @ 12:30

THREE days of mourning have been declared in Jávea (Alicante province) after the ex-mayor's son and one of his triathlon team-mates were mowed down by a drunk driver who had taken drugs.

The group of six were training on the main N-332 in Oliva (Valencia province) at around 08.00 this morning (Sunday) when a 28-year-old woman, believed to be from Oliva itself, ploughed through them.

A British man, Scott Gordon, and two others were injured.

One of the deceased, Eduardo Monfort, is the son of Jávea's former mayor of the same name who was in power until May 2011 with Bloc-Centristes, and the other, Luis Alberto Contreras, was the father of one of the injured men, Andrés Contreras.

The fifth victim is José Antonio Albi, and he and Scott and Andrés have been taken to three different hospitals – those of Gandia, Alzira (both in the province of Valencia) and Dénia (Alicante province).

One of the three, although it has not been confirmed which, is said to be critical and the others seriously injured.

Uninjured survivor Jaime Escortell says he cheated death by flinging himself onto the hard shoulder.

Escortell is head of the triathlon section of Jávea's Llebeig Athletics Club, to which all six belong.


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