By Sally Underwood • 04 April 2021 • 9:42
Widow of Guardia Civil Officer Killed on Duty Receives Cross of Merit. Image: Twitter
The woman, whose husband was the Guardia Civil officer killed on duty in Salamanca has been awarded the Cross of Merit.
The Guardia Civil said: “The Director General has accompanied the family and colleagues of Ricardo, Guardia Civil in Ciudad Rodrigo Salamanca who died yesterday in the act of service, and has presented his widow with the Cross of Merit of the Guardia Civil.”
The agent died after falling off his motorcycle and hitting the guardrail in the municipality of Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca.
The incident took place at around 5.50 pm on Friday at kilometre 312 of the A-62 towards Salamanca, where the agent has lost control of the motorcycle and he has hit the guardrail, being seriously injured.
The 112 operations room notified the Guardia Civil, the Local Police of Ciudad Rodrigo, and the regional health emergencies.
The Guardia Civil said: “Ricardo, Guardia Civil of the Ciudad Rodrigo Salamanca Traffic Detachment, has died after suffering an accident while taking care of everyone’s safety.
“Our condolences to his family and those close to him.”
The news comes after emergency services in Malaga have rescued a driver left trapped following a car accident.
According to reports, health workers and members of the Malaga fire department rescued a man trapped inside a car after it collided with a lamppost in Callejones del Perchel in Malaga.
Officials said the traffic accident, which took place just before 11.00 am, did not involve any other vehicles or pedestrians.
The occupants, one of them left unconscious after the accident, reportedly hit the windshield glass when not wearing their seat belts.
The person rescued after becoming trapped in the car, a 37-year-old man, has been transferred to the Regional University Hospital of Malaga.
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