23 Aug, 2021 @ 13:23
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British tourist dies while on holiday in Marbella after getting run over on motorway

A BRITISH holidaymaker has died after he was hit by a car on a motorway on the Costa del Sol. 

The 20-year-old was killed on the A-7 coast road, near tourist hot spot Puerto Banus, just before 1am on Monday.

It is understood the man was hit after walking onto the motorway,  on the A-7, at kilometre 173 near Puerto Banus, on the Cadiz carriageway.

Emergency responders could do nothing to save the tourist, who reportedly suffered a major head injury, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

police at the scene of puerto banus shooting

The busy motorway, which runs through Malaga to the major tourist resorts of Marbella and Estepona further south, is one of Spain’s most dangerous roads. 

In total, there were 28 deaths on the roads of Malaga last year, seven more than in 2019 despite the travel restrictions put in place for the COVID-19 pandemic.

This figure also shows a dramatic increase since 2018, when 19 deaths were recorded, however is significantly less than 2017 when figures spiked at 37.

Andalucia as a whole recorded 184 total fatalities of traffic accidents, 13 less than in 2019. 

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Kirsty Mckenzie

Kirsty is a journalist who has reported on news, entertainment, food and drink, travel and features since 2015. She lives in the south of Spain.
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