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Mavi Sanchez Biography
Who is Mavi Sanchez?
A beverage driver, Mavi Sánchez, who killed three cyclists when she collided with six cyclists in Spain has admitted manslaughter four years after the horrific accident.
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Mavi Sánchez, 32, crashed her Ford Mondeo into six men who were cycling through Oliva, Spain, while she was nearly four times over the drunk driving limit.
Scott Gordon, British expat
British expatriate Scott Gordon, originally from Aberdeen, suffered life-changing injuries and underwent 17 operations following the horrific accident on May 7, 2017.
Three members of the triathlon club died after the crash: Eduardo Monfort, 28, and Luis Alberto Contreras, 53, who died instantly, and José Antonio Albi, 28, who died five days later in the hospital.
A fourth man, Andrés Contreras, Luis’s son, was also seriously injured.
Sánchez has now agreed to plead guilty to three counts of involuntary manslaughter, two of injuring himself, driving under the influence of drink and drugs, and failing to render assistance.
She is expected to be incarcerated for three years and nine months despite the charges.
Her lawyers have told Gordon’s legal representatives that she will not seek to challenge the charges in Gandia, near Valencia, where she was due to be tried next week.
She is believed that she will only spend six more months behind bars because she had already spent time in pretrial detention.
Sánchez, who was banned from driving
Sánchez, who was banned from driving for eight months after previously failing a breath test in 2013, failed a drug test following the fatal accident.
She had crossed the wrong side of the N332 near Alicante in her Ford Mondeo and crashed into the cyclists, who were mostly members of an athletics club based in the Costa Blanca resort in Jávea.
The waitress was to be tried by a judge without a jury, whose main task after her police confession would have been to decide if she was sentenced to a maximum of four years in prison under the legislation in force in May 2017.
The same crimes today in Spain would be punishable by a prison sentence of up to nine years after a change in the law.
Oscar Anton, the attorney representing Mr. Gordon and the other survivors, said: “The driver’s attorney has contacted me and he has told me that he will accept the maximum penalty on Monday.
“It seems that she did not want to go through a three-day trial that would have put her in the spotlight of the media.
“If he keeps her word, the defendant will accept her sentence of four years in prison, which is the maximum she can receive.
“But prosecutors are obliged to reduce the sentence by three months for her admission of guilt and she will have to serve a third of the sentence.
“Since she spent a year behind bars in pretrial detention, she will have to spend another six months in jail.
“This will have to be ratified before a judge in court before she returns to prison.”
Gordon, 49, had to undergo a life-saving whole blood transfusion and was in an induced coma for 19 days after the accident.
His injuries included a fractured jaw, femur and tibia in both legs, a fractured right arm and a collapsed lung.
The father of two has no recollection of the accident.
Speaking today, after being told that Sanchez had decided to plead guilty, Gordon said: “It’s nothing to celebrate as far as I’m concerned.
“When you break it all down, it is absolutely ridiculous and pathetic how the Spanish legal system works.
“I don’t think he suddenly changed his mind and became compassionate about his crimes and the pain and suffering that he has caused by accepting his guilt and pleading guilty.
“All of this is to avoid going through media scrutiny and facing the public eye.”
Speaking last year, he added: “It will be over four years when this comes to trial and I just want to get over it once so I can put it behind me and get on with the rest of my life.
“It’s difficult, but I had to accept that I will never be the same Scott as always.
“I loved the sport and I loved participating in triathlons, especially the Ironman triathlons.
“My surgeries are over and I am back on a bike and swimming again.
“But what this woman did was cause a life-changing event that will stay with me for the rest of my days.
“My body is scarred, my knee does not bend completely, I have a permanent limp and limited sensation in the knee.