- The incident is believed to have taken place at around 4am this morning
- Unfortunately the incident was only reported four hours later, at around 8am
- The British man and Spanish passenger were rushed to a hospital in Malaga
A British man has been rushed to hospital in Spain after the car he was driving plunged 100 foot down a hillside.
The vehicle was battered as it rolled over several times before it finally stopped at the bottom of the riverbed in the Costa del Sol.
The incident is believed to have happened at around 4am this morning but was only reported by a passing driver at around 8am.
The vehicle was battered as it rolled over several times as finally stopped at the bottom of the riverbed in the Costa del Sol
Firefighters were seen carrying one of the injured men out of the river on a stretcher
The British driver and a Spanish passenger were taken to the Carlos Haya Hospital in Malaga after suffering serious head injuries and internal bleeding.
One of the men is believed to have been launched out of the vehicle as it made its way down the hillside although it is unclear whether this was the Briton or Spaniard.
The accident took place on a stretch of road away from the A45 linking Malaga to inland town of Antequera near a restaurant called Venta Cotrina.
Emergency services rushed to the mangled car at around 8.15am after a passing motorist driving on the same stretch of road saw the mangled wreckage.
Shocking footage has emerged of firefighters freeing one of the victims from the wreckage of the car before being stretchered away from the shallow river.
A rescue worker said today: ‘The accident happened around 4am this morning but it wasn’t till just after daylight that a motorist spotted the wrecked vehicle on the riverbed below the road.’
No-one was immediately available at Carlos Haya Hospital to comment on the condition of the two casualties.
The accident, thought to have happened after the unnamed driver lost control of the vehicle, is being probed by police.
The car rolled down the side of a hill for more than 100 feet
The injured people inside the car were rushed to a hospital in Malaga