18 Aug, 2021 @ 19:30
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Handbrake nightmare as chasing driver follows his van off edge of hill on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Driver Forgets To Engage Car Handbrake And Careers Off A Hill On Spain's Costa Blanca
Bomberos de Alicante photo... Les Rotes de Denia, 18/08/2021

A Valencia City couple were left counting the cost of stopping to take photos at a Costa Blanca beauty spot this morning(August 18).

They took their van up a steep slope on Calle Vega in Denia’s Les Rotes area.

They parked the vehicle and got out to get their pictures.

Unfortunately the driver forgot to engage the handbrake.

He saw the van starting to roll down the incline and chased it to try to stop its unscheduled journey.

He managed to get inside, but it careered off the hill through some pine trees down an embankment.

Fortunately the man didn’t suffer any serious injuries as the vehicle overturned.

Firefighters and police stretchered him out and he went to hospital to be examined.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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