The driver of a school bus which crashed in the town of Fuenlabrada just south of the Spanish capital of Madrid, was arrested Wednesday for driving under the influence of drugs, the Spanish Civil Guard said.

The arrest came after the driver tested positive for consuming cocaine.

The accident happened when the bus operated by the company “Flocarbus. S.L”, which was carrying 44 school children aged 11 to 13, overturned at a roundabout at around 8:15 a.m. local time on Wednesday morning.

A total of 21 children and an adult were taken to nearby hospitals suffering from minor injuries, although fortunately there were no fatalities or serious injuries.

Police subsequently carried out the standard tests for alcohol and drug use on the driver, a 34-year-old with the initials, E.G.G, who was also slightly injured. Although he tested negative for alcohol, he tested positive for having consumed cocaine.

The exact causes of the accident have yet to be confirmed, but the Madrid Regional Government have said that if it is shown the driver was not correctly supervised, they would take action against the company operating the service. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh


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