Saturday, May 12, 2007

Briton reported for accident near Struga gets 30-day temporary detention

An investigative judge of Struga Court ordered 30 days of temporary detention to the British citizen Nicholas Morley, Makfax's correspondent reported.

Morley has been detained for the purposes of the investigation into yesterday's traffic accident that took place at Struga-Qafasan road, which left one Macedonian citizen dead. The victim's wife, who has suffered heavy injuries in the accident, is in critical condition.

The tragic traffic accident occurred on the Struga-Qafasan road near KMR Petrol station. The speeding Porsche, driven by the Briton, crossed over the center lane and crashed into Golf with Ohrid registration plates.

Immediately after the collision, Morley tried to escape into Albania with a BMW, but the
Police stopped them at Qafasan border crossing after receiving a tip from a witness of the accident. Another UK citizen, identified as Matthew Convell, was aboard a Porsche along with Morley.

In a statement given to Macedonian electronic media, spokesman of the Interior Ministry Ivo Kotevski said that a thorough probe into the case is necessary in order to establish the responsibility of the two Britons.

The Police filed a formal accusation against Morley for "heavy violation of traffic safety" and "failure to provide help to an injured person".

The two British citizens were participating in the international car relly Gumball 3000. They entered Macedonia yesterday and were heading to Albania.

The international contest is organized by personalities of the world jet set.

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