British man left critical and German tourist is killed in Mallorca after being mowed down by out-of-control car which smashed into them at high speed on seafront pavement
- The horrific incident happened on the Paseo Maritimo in Palma at 4.20pm today
- Car went out of control near a zebra crossing before then mounting a pavement
- Victims were German woman and British man on vacation to the Spanish island
A British man is fighting for his life after a woman lost control of her car on the seafront in Mallorca – killing a German tourist on the Spanish island.
Both were struck by the vehicle, said to have been travelling at ‘high speed’, on the Paseo Maritimo in Palma, at around 4.20pm today.
The horrific incident happened on the Paseo Maritimo in Palma and was witnessed by shocked holidaymakers.
The car went out of control near a zebra crossing, mounted the pavement and then travelled at speed for about 60ft (pictured, the car following the collision)
There was massive commotion and distress before police, firefighters and several ambulances arrived, cutting off the road and diverting traffic (pictured, police at the scene)
The car went out of control near a zebra crossing, mounted the pavement and then travelled at speed for about 60ft.
It demolished litter bins and traffic signs before striking the two pedestrians and catapulting them on to its bonnet. Both were then trapped under the car.
The victims were a German woman and a British man who were on vacation on the island.
There was massive commotion and distress before police, firefighters and several ambulances arrived, cutting off the road and diverting traffic.
The German woman, in her mid 30s, suffered multiple injuries and went into cardiorespiratory arrest. Medics rushed to the scene and battled to save her for more than an hour but without success and she was declared dead at the scene.
The incident took place on the Paseo Maritimo in Palma, Spain and was witnessed by shocked holidaymakers (pictured, the area in which the crash is suspected to have taken place)
The British man was knocked unconscious after suffering severe head injuries. He was transferred to the University Hospital of Son Espases in a critical condition. He died three hours later due to the severity of his injuries.
The woman has been arrested by the Local Police of Palma and is accused of reckless homicide and reckless driving.
Locals say they are horrified at the deaths and claim it is ‘terrifying’ to cross the promenade at some points of the day because of the fast moving traffic.
Police have opened an investigation.
The island’s press are reporting that the dead man is British and that both victims were on holiday although it is not known if they were together or unknown to each other.