Sports councillor hit by car while out cycling

THE interim Sports Councillor at Algeciras Town Hall, Julio Martinez Firvida, was knocked down by a car while cycling on the A-7 between Algeciras and Malaga. The 62-year-old councillor was said to be in a severe but stable condition, with injuries to his face and arms and several broken bones, but nothing life-threatening.

He was taken to the Punta de Europa Hospital in Algeciras, and later to the Puerta del Mar Hospital in Cadiz for maxillofacial surgery.

He was with another cyclist, who was slightly injured, when he was knocked down by a vehicle as they passed a petrol station.



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