A cabbie has been arrested in Menorca for running over his wife and running away. The 34-year-old woman suffered major wounds so she was transferred to the Mateu Orfila hospital, where she remains in a state serious. The assailant could be arrested thanks to the collaboration of other taxi drivers.
The events occurred at 5:20 a.m. on Wednesday, on Avenida Constitución, near the Plaza de las Palmeras de Ciutadella, when a taxi driver intentionally run over his wife and then he fled. After receiving notice of what happened, health forces and patrols of the Local Police moved to the site.
The doctors verified that the woman suffered wounds of diverse consideration so, after stabilizing her, she was taken to the Mataeu Orfila hospital, where entered into serious condition.
To try to locate the alleged aggressor, the collaboration of the radio taxi switchboard service, which facilitated the last location of the vehicle. Thus, a citizen security control was organized on the general road between Ciutadella and Maó.
The car was intercepted at the ITV roundabout at approximately 6.50 and the 26-year-old man was finally arrested as alleged author of a crime of gender violence with serious injuries.
This has not been the only episode of gender violence that the victim has suffered. As reported by the IB3 Radio Al Día program, the 26-year-old man had already assaulted the woman just two weeks ago.