They were returning home by bicycle after spending the night in a club just outside Gallipoli when they were mowed down by a drunk driver who was traveling in a Suzuki. A young tourist from Modena, Matteo Cassola, 21, died while a friend of his age was injured. He is not serious, he has an arm injury and was treated in the Casarano hospital. The investor, who was also injured, and who stopped to help the two boys, tested positive for the alcohol test and was reported for road murder. He is from Gallipoli and, according to what was ascertained by the carabinieri, it was not the first time he had started driving after drinking, so much so that he has a history of driving under the influence.
Overwhelmed by a car while traveling along the provincial road
The accident occurred before dawn, around 4 am last night in via Zacà, the street of the old cemetery that connects Gallipoli to Taviano. It is an area outside the town. The two young people, on vacation for a few days in Gallipoli, had rented a holiday home with friends in the Ionian town famous for its summer nightlife and where the nightlife lasts all night. They had spent the evening in a club and were returning home on their bikes when the car came up behind them and overwhelmed them, killing Cassola. It was not the only fatal accident involving a young man in Puglia. In the Taranto area, in Grottaglie, a young 21-year-old motorcyclist, Francesco Augenti, died last night after colliding with a car at an intersection in the center.
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Dj Aniceto, one of the anti-busted djs involved in the social sector who conducted campaigns for safe driving, intervened on the story that bloodied the Gallipoli night. «This story struck me very much … I imagine the agony of the families, to which I express all my sincere condolences. Whenever a life is broken, I fall silent, especially when this happens through a drunk at the wheel “, says Aniceto, according to whom the pandemic has neglected” prevention, youth problems, addictions “. We need to start investing in prevention and safety culture again, and do it soon, “because the simple ‘Viverè is the strongest emotion you can feel. Afterwards, you don’t need to be tough when the dead are involved”.
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