By John Smith • 07 August 2016 • 8:09
A scene from the aftermath of the crash
ON THE afternoon of Friday August 5, a coach and a passenger car collided at kilometre 46 on the A357 road near to Cartama. The 71-year-old driver of the car was killed and his passenger was taken to hospital reportedly with serious injuries together with six people including the driver all from the coach which careered off of the road following the crash.
A total of 17 people were injured but the majority were treated at the scene of the accident by emergency services which left the road closed for several hours. As yet, no explanation of why the accident occurred has been released.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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