Two killed as stormy weather blamed for rise in Costa del Sol car crashes

British expats have narrow escape in Estepona hit-and-run crash

LAST UPDATED: 18 Oct, 2015 @ 05:39

FLASH storms are being blamed for an increased number of car accidents on the Costa del Sol.  motorway flood

Two men lost their lives on Mijas roads over the bank holiday weekend during heavy rains.

A 60-year-old man died after falling from his motorbike and tumbling 10 metres down an embankment near to the racecourse.

Meanwhile, a 33-year-old driver also died in a head-on collision after driving the wrong way down the A7 coastal motorway.

Meanwhile a British expat couple were lucky to escape with cuts and bruises after their Smart car was hit head-on by an out-of-control driver in Estepona.

A police spokesman said extra officers are placed in ‘high risk areas’ across the country to slow drivers down in wet conditions.

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  1. Sadly from what I have seen, the Spanish seem to have no comprehension of the fact that in the rain, visibility and grip are reduced whilst braking distances increase.

  2. Many Spanish roads have poor drainage and poor low-grip surfaces. If flash floods occur the roads stay flooded for longer because there is not enough drainage, and that leads to aqua planning. I have seen drivers spin right off the road in front of me who were not speeding. The issue is not just bad drivers, it’s badly designed roads and road infrastructure.