UPDATE: Three cyclists hit by car which failed to stop near Cantoria

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© Clare Goodyear
Air ambulance at scene of accident

UPDATED: Following our report of the accident on October 23, we are now advised that of the three cyclists struck by a speeding car, which was said to be travelling on the wrong side of the road, one is in a coma and another received 23 stitches in his knee.


ACCORDING to a resident who lives just outside of Cantoria, the peace of her quiet country road was disturbed at about 11am on October 23 by a helicopter which landed with great skill on a patch of land opposite her house.

Upon enquiring, she was advised that this was an air ambulance which had been summoned by local officials following what appeared to be a ‘hit and run’ accident which had happened earlier in the day when a speeding car hit three cyclists.

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At least one of the injured cyclists was airlifted out of the area and the helicopter was seen to head in the direction of Almeria. It would appear that police were of the opinion that all three cyclists were English, although this has not yet been confirmed.

The person who contacted us advised that she had seen one helmet and quite a lot of blood in the road and her neighbours were complimentary about the speed of response of both the police and ambulance service.

She mentioned that although this was a small unclassified road, cars do have a tendency to drive too fast along it and she hopes that the injured cyclists will all recover.

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