Monday, June 2, 2008

Deadly bicycle race in Matamoros

Holy Shit!
more here - in Spanish - warning: some of the photos in the link are a bit gruesome. here is the article translated to English.

photo: El Manana de Matamoros

Brownsville man arrested after allegedly plowing car through racers

A Brownsville man is behind bars in a Mexican jail.

Mexican police say 29-year-old Jesse Campos allegedly drove into a group of people participating in a bicycle race over the weekend.

One person is dead and several are injured in the Sunday morning accident.

Mexican police report that the Brownsville man was driving a 1989 Grand Marquis between Matamoros and Playa Bagdad Sunday morning.

Campos allegedly ran his car into a group of cyclists participating in the third annual Matamoros-Bagdad Cycling Tour.

People from both sides of the border participated in the event.

El Bravo de Matamoros reported that 30-year-old Brownsville cyclist Alejandro Alvarez was killed in the accident.

The Mexican newspaper reported that the following people were taken to the Alfredo Pumarejo General Hospital in Matamoros:

  • Alejandro Salvador Tamez Guerra, 18 years old
  • Juan Machaita, 38 years old
  • Guadalupe Sustaita Martínez, 16 years old

Authorities told Mexican media that Campos admitted to using cocaine prior to the accident.

more on Matamoros


Sveden said...

/mouth agape

Dear dog in heaven, that is the most horrifying photo I'll likely see all year.

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