By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 15 May 2020 • 14:37
NASTY: The car crashed through a wall and dropped down four metres.
CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria
A DRIVER is lucky to be alive after his vehicle crashed through a wall and plummeted four metres off a bridge in the village of Rioja.
A Guardia Civil patrol was quickly on the scene after a call came through reporting the accident.
They found the 41-year-old motorist immobile and semi-conscious in his car, which had ended up trapped between trees.
The officers immediately called out the emergency medical and services and the fire brigade to carefully get the driver out of the vehicle and into an ambulance so he could be rushed to the Torrecardenas hospital in Almeria City.
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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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