HOLIDAY FATALITY: Tourist dies after being run over by own rental car in Spain

TOURIST DEATH: The Local Police of Andratx is investigating the circumstances. Photo: Shutterstock

A TOURIST has died in Son Espases hospital, Mallorca after being run over by her own hire car in Andratx.

The 70-year-old French woman and her husband, who were staying at a hotel in Illetes, were driving to Cala Llamp, when they parked up in a pine wood so that the deceased could get out to go to the toilet.

For reasons yet unknown, the car began rolling backwards ‘uncontrollably’ and the woman was knocked down and dragged several metres.

Her husband was still inside, but was unable to stop the vehicle before it came to a standstill after colliding with a tree.

Police, ambulance crews and fire fighters attended and managed to lift the car, releasing the victim.

She was admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit, but died from her ‘very serious’ injuries the same day.

The Local Police of Andratx is investigating the circumstances.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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