Briton arrested ‘after attempting to flee Romania following a hit-and-run accident at a pedestrian crossing which resulted in the miscarriage of an eight-month-pregnant woman’
- Ali Aboungab, 24, was arrested at Cluj International Airport in northern Romania
- He allegedly hit an eight-month-pregnant woman with a car in Bucharest
A Briton has been arrested as he allegedly tried to flee Romania after hitting a heavily pregnant woman on a pedestrian crossing and aborting her in a hit-and-run.
Ali Aboungab, 24, was arrested at Cluj International Airport in northern Romania in the early hours of the morning after trying to leave the country following the accident.
Aboungab allegedly hit an eight-month-pregnant woman with his black Mercedes as she crossed a pedestrian crossing in central Bucharest last night.
The injured pregnant victim was rushed to St. Pantelimon Hospital in the Romanian capital, but doctors were unable to save her baby, the Gandul news site reports.
Aboungab allegedly hit an eight-month-pregnant woman with his black Mercedes as she crossed a pedestrian crossing in central Bucharest last night. Bucharest archive photo
Aboungab, from Lebanon, fled in his Mercedes, which has now been found by police.
Police issued an alert for Aboungab’s arrest and border guards at Cluj International Airport arrested him as he passed through passport control.
Aboungab was about to board at 6am for Luton Airport when he was arrested.
Earlier, police said they were called to reports that a woman had been hit by a car in Bucharest’s District 3.
“From the first investigations, it was established that a female person was injured by a car whose driver did not remain at the scene of the accident,” a policeman told the news site.
“The pedestrian was injured, pregnant, and she was taken to hospital for a medical car.”
The officer said Aboungab was arrested at the airport and will be taken to a police station where he will be questioned.
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