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Policeman arrested over hit and run road death

PR dla Zagranicy
Nick Hodge 19.12.2013 12:26
A policeman has been arrested on suspicion of killing a 19-year-old woman in a hit and run road accident near Lublin, south east Poland.

Photo: policja.gov.pl

On Saturday afternoon at about 4.45 pm local time, the woman attempted to make her way over a zebra crossing in Wolka, south of Lublin.

She was hit by a car, and the driver failed to stop to help the victim.

Dozens of policemen were assigned to track down the culprit.

They concluded on Wednesday that the vehicle involved was a Volkswagen Passat. As it turned out, the owner of the vehicle in question was a 26-year-old police officer.

“The car has been confiscated. It is currently undergoing a detailed inspection,” confirmed Lublin police spokesman Andrzej Fiolek.

The crime of causing a fatal accident and then fleeing the scene is punishable by up to twelve years in prison under Polish law. (nh)

Source: PAP

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