Car accident with tragic consequences on Malaga ring road

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Accident on the Malaga ring road by the outskirts of Alhaurín de la Torre.

TWO PEOPLE have died and two more injured in a car accident on the Malaga ring road by the outskirts of Alhaurín de la Torre on March 7. 

A 65-year-old doctor who worked in Marbella and a 23-year-old man from Granada both tragically lost their lives. 

The accident occurred a little after midnight on the A-7 motorway toward Cadiz, two kilometres before the Alhaurin de la Torre exit.

A grey Seat Leon driven by the doctor, who was accompanied by his sister, broke down and stopped between the left and the central lane of the motorway.

After calling 112 Emergency services, the man stepped out of the car, apparently without wearing the reflective vest, in order to post signs on the breakdown. When he was walking down the road, he was run over by a BMW occupied by three youngsters from Granada.

The doctor smashed through the windscreen and hit the front passenger of the BMW who also died as a consequence of the impact. The other two passengers —the driver and a girl who was sitting in the backseat— suffered minor injuries.

There was a third car involved in the accident, an Opel Insignia in which three people were travelling. Reports suggest it could not avoid the crash with the two cars blocking the road. Luckily, the three passengers came out of the accident uninjured.

Due to the accident, up to three lanes of the A-7 motorway had to be closed. They were opened again shortly after. 

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