A GERMAN tourist, identified as Alexander L, aged 23, died after being hit by a car on the Llucmajor motorway (MA-19).
The car was travelling at speed, although within the speed limit, and the driver, 38, was unable to avoid hitting him by exit 11 at s’Arenal in a poorly lit area. The force of the impact caused the tourist to end up inside the vehicle.
He was killed instantly and the Guardia Civil and paramedics who attended the scene were unable to do anything to resuscitate the young man who had arrived in Mallorca just hours earlier and planned to spend the weekend partying. The driver, who had not been drinking, broke one of his arms and sustained other slight injuries. He was in a state of shock and had to be treated for an anxiety attack. His car was seriously damaged and had to be towed away.
Guardia Civil report the victim was staying in a nearby hotel and suspect he had been out partying and walked onto the motorway by mistake.
His friends and relatives required counselling after learning the news of his death.
Several tourists have died in similar circumstances on the same stretch of road in the past few years. Drivers have requested lighting in the area to make it safer.