6 Apr, 2024 @ 15:18
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Three youngsters killed, two seriously injured, in horror car crash in Spain’s Madrid region

THREE men aged around 20 years old were killed in a horror car crash in the Madrid city of Leganes on Saturday morning, while the two other occupants of the vehicle, also around the same age, were left seriously injured. 

The accident took place on the M-406 motorway, and involved the aforementioned car, a bus and a van, according to sources from the 112 emergency service. 

In a post on social network X (formerly Twitter), Leganes Mayor Miguel Angel Recuenco conveyed his condolences to the families of the victims, adding that the accident had been caused when the car jumped a red light. 

When the emergency services arrived on the scene, they could only confirm the deaths of the driver and the front-seat passenger. 

Fatal car crash in Leganes
The aftermath of a fatal car crash in Leganes, Madrid. Image: Twitter

The three passengers in the rear seats, meanwhile, were found to be very seriously injured. 

One of the three was taken to a hospital in Getafe in cardiac arrest, but could not be saved. 

The remaining two were taken to the Doce de Octubre hospital in Madrid. 

The driver of the van was also given medical treatment after suffering a panic attack. 

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Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter has been living in Madrid since the year 2000 and has worked as a journalist and translator practically since he arrived. For 16 years he was at the English Edition of Spanish daily EL PAÍS, editing the site from 2014 to 2022, and is currently one of the Spain reporters at The Times. He is also a voice actor, and can be heard telling passengers to "mind the gap" on Spain's AVLO high-speed trains.

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