By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 23 Apr 2020 • 16:51
WEDGED: The force of the water pushed the car downstream for nearly a kilometre
CREDIT: Policia Local de Pollença Facebook @policia.local.pollenca
THERE was a lucky escape for a young Mallorca driver when his car got caught in a raging torrent on a country lane in Pollensa following this week’s intense downpours.
A local resident who realised what had happened managed to throw a rope to him so he could get himself out the vehicle to safety before it was swept away.
The young motorist was uninjured, but his wheels did not fare so well. The force of the swollen stream pushed the car for nearly a kilometre until it got wedged under a bridge.
The incident occurred on the Cami de Can Roig close to the border with Alcudia on Tuesday afternoon when the young man was driving over the Font de Malany stream. The car proved to be no match for the volume of water which had come up onto the road and fell into the stream itself.
The northern area of Mallorca was particularly hammered by the rain at the beginning of the week, and Local Police blocked vehicle access to a number of rural lanes as streams overflowed up and out onto road level.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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