Pensioner suffers fatal heart attack at the wheel of his car before crashing into lamppost in Spain’s Alicante

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A MOTORIST died after suffering a heart attack at the wheel of his car and crashing into a lamppost in Alicante this afternoon.

The 70-year-old was travelling on the Divina Pastora industrial estate when the tragedy occurred.

Paramedics had to attend to a relative of the victim, a passenger, who suffered an anxiety attack at the scene.

A post-mortem will be carried out to determine whether the pensioner suffered a heart attack prior to the collision, or whether the crash caused the fatal attack.

The deceased’s vehicle ended up colliding with a street lamp on a corner in Calle Rubens, and three units from the Alicante Local Police, two units from the Urgent Medical Care Service (SAMU) and a team of firemen were sent to the scene. The medical staff attempted to revive the victim for almost half an hour without success.

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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.
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