A SWISS tourist fell 30 metres into a steep embankment upon being struck by a car in El Toro. The tourist, a woman aged 58, was rushed to the hospital but she did not sustain any serious injuries.
The incident occurred when the driver lost control of the vehicle on the highway that runs from El Toro to Port Adriano. According to the driver, she turned around to tend to one of her two children sitting in the back seat. She did not realise that she was drifting off the road until her car went up on the pavement and hit the guardrail.
The tourist was walking along the pavement on her way to the beach, when she was hit and fell down the embankment. She fell 30 metres before stopping. If it had not been for a pine tree that halted the car, it would also have been in danger of falling over the precipice.
The driver did not even realise she had struck a pedestrian until witnesses informed her. Police and emergency services arrived on the scene. The mother of two explained her distraction to police. She tested negative in a breath test.