Yes, it’s sad.
Not to mention shocking and unpredictable.
But I mean… he was attempting to self-deport.
The goal was admirable, but the execution was sloppy.
A 32-year-old Moroccan man who was found guilty of a deadly hit-and-run that left eight dead in 2010 has been arrested after another fatal driving incident as he attempted to flee Italy to Morocco.
Chafik El Ketani was involved in a fatal car crash earlier this month on the evening of September 6th when his rented car crashed against a motorway guardrail, killing passenger Nouredine Fennane and forcing El Ketani to be hospitalised due to injuries sustained in the accident.
It was later revealed that the Moroccan had been under the influence of drugs during the incident, but after just a few days of recovery in a hospital in the city of Catanzaro he signed discharge papers and made an attempt to flee to his native Morocco, online newspaper Calabria7 reports.
After fleeing Catanzaro, which lies in the south of Italy in Calabria, the migrant was traced by police thanks to data from his mobile phone and found at another hospital in Bologna, nearly 600 miles away, where he was taken into custody after allegedly wanting to flee to Morocco.
According to another report from the newspaper Il Giornale, the Moroccan had served just five years in prison after being convicted in 2010 for another fatal car crash in which he killed eight cyclists while driving a Mercedes car without a license and also under the influence of drugs. His eight-year-old nephew was in the vehicle as well.
Initially, El Ketani was sentenced to eight years in prison, one year for each victim in the incident, but was let out after just five years served and evidently not deported.
You know what would prevent this sort of thing from happening again?
More brutal lockdowns.
Italian citizens can’t get run over by drug-addled hajis if they’re permanently banned from leaving the house.