ONE of Mariano Rajoy’s police escort team has been killed after his motorbike was hit on Sunday.

A car collided with the policeman and a 32-year-old woman, who was riding pillion, at around 4pm in Madrid.

It is believed the car driver was attempting to avoid another oncoming vehicle at the crossroads of the C/ María de Molina, C/ López de Hoyo and C/ Serrano.

Madrid Municipal Police provided confirmation in a tweet and named the man as Diego Rodríguez.

Both Rodriguez and passenger were pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver is said to have received on-site counselling.

He was not escorting the president at the time of the accident.

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