By John Ensor •
Updated: 18 Sep 2023 • 13:53
Balmori exit on A8, Llanes, Asturias.
UPDATE: Monday, September 18 at 1:51 pm
The British couple who were involved in a fatal road accident last week have been named.
Condolences have been extended to the couple, Kieron Haines, 68, along with his wife Sharron, 65, after they came to grief when their motorcycle skidded on a highway during a heavy downpour, writes the Mail Online.
The incident occurred on Monday, September 11, when the couple, from Norwich, tragically lost their lives in a highway crash in northern Spain when they were thrown off their motorcycle, and oncoming vehicles couldn’t stop in time. The couple were experienced travellers, their mutual love of motorcycles had led them on numerous European journeys.
Tuesday, September 12 at 3:53 pm
News has just emerged of a tragic accident involving a British couple, believed to be holidaymakers, in Spain.
In the quiet municipality of Llanes, Asturias, a British couple’s journey came to a tragic halt, according to a report in Metro, on Tuesday, September 12.
While navigating the A-8 motorway around 5:30 pm during a heavy downpour, the couple, aged 68 and 65, were involved in a fatal accident. After being dislodged from the motorcycle, the woman was struck by an oncoming car. Firefighters worked diligently to free her from beneath the vehicle. The man, too, faced a similar fate, being hit by a vehicle, believed by locals to be a lorry.
‘Two British nationals have died in an accident on the A8 motorway in the municipality of Blanes, near the Balmori exit,’ a representative from the Guardia Civil confirmed. ‘They were a couple aged 68 and 65. They were heading west in the direction of the provincial capital Oviedo when the motorbike they were on overturned for reasons which are still being investigated.’
Sources suggest that the couple were likely visiting Spain, with no indications of them being residents. Their intended destination at the time of the accident remains unknown. Spain, with its rich history, vibrant culture, and picturesque landscapes, has always been a favoured destination for many British tourists. The allure of its coastal towns and the warmth of its people make it a top choice for holidaymakers.
Llanes, known for its serene coastline, attracts numerous visitors each year. It stands as a testament to Spain’s natural beauty. Historically, some of its inhabitants ventured to the Americas in search of a better life. Upon their return, they built homes, now referred to as the ‘Indianas’, which add to the town’s unique charm and history. These structures serve as a reminder of the town’s rich past.
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Originally from Doncaster, Yorkshire, John now lives in Galicia, Northern Spain with his wife Nina.
He is passionate about news, music, cycling and animals.
R.I.P. both, what a terrible tragedy. I hope the family of the couple can be contacted soon – they will be devastated, I’m sure.
I wonder if this notice, about the terrible death of a coupe, is the right place to wax lyrical on the beauty of the place they died so brutally… …. Hardly a comfort to their loved ones.
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