Madrid delivery rider killed in crash with rubbish truck

Madrid delivery rider killed in crash with rubbish truck

CREDIT: Emergencias Madrid

A DELIVERY rider, 48, died last night in a crash with a rubbish collection truck in Madrid.

The accident occurred in Calle de Embajadores and the crash was heard by two nurses from the Hospital Clinico and a retired paramedic nurse who live nearby. They all rushed from their homes to help the man, but were unable to save his life.

They worked on him until paramedics arrived on the scene with an ambulance, but nothing could be done despite half an hour attempting to resuscitate him and they eventually had to confirm his death.

The victim was working in the Arganzuela district of Madrid, and was carrying a Glovo delivery bag at the time of the accident. According to the Riders x Derechos group, he was working with Deliveroo using someone else’s account. According to National Spanish daily, ABC, the company said in a statement that the victim did not work for them.

They also sent their condolences to the victim’s family and friends, saying that they had confirmed with the authorities that the deceased did not work for Glovo.

The Madrid Municipal Police are investigating the accident.

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