8 Jun, 2022 @ 18:45
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Panicked motorist trapped in overturned car following police chase on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Panicked Motorist Trapped In Overturned Car Following Police Chase On Spain's Costa Blanca
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A 36-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday after overturning his car in a police chase in the Elche area.

The motorist had to be cut out by firefighters.

Crash Scene

He refused to stop at a Policia Nacional checkpoint on the CV-865 at around 12.30 am because he defied a restraining order by having his ex-girlfriend travelling with him.

She had been granted the order after he had been violent towards her.

The Spaniard sped off from the checkpoint pursued by a patrol car before losing control and flipping over the vehicle.

He was trapped in the overturned car but the woman got out unharmed.

A 58-year-old male passenger was thrown out of the vehicle and was discovered by police sitting on a nearby terrace with multiple injuries.

A fire crew freed the driver who was arrested for disobedience and for breaching the restraining order.

He was taken to Elche General Hospital along with the male passenger.


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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