Family of British holidaymaker killed in Mallorca appeal for help

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Adrian O'Kane

THE family of a British man killed by a driver high on drink and drugs in Magaluf are appealing for help in the wake of the tragedy.

Friends of Adrian O’Kane will return to Mallorca on Friday (April 28) to distribute ‘Can You Help’ leaflets in a search for witnesses.

He was enjoying a stag weekend with friends when he was mowed down by a speeding car at around 3am on Sunday April 23. 

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The 40-year-old had just flown over from Birmingham where he lived with family and worked on a building site. He was father to two young daughters and friends describe him as a true gent. 

He died instantly when a car driven by a Palma resident careered into him on Calle Pinada in Punta Ballena, throwing him several feet into the air. Police received several calls about an out-of-control car just moments before the Ford Focus tore down the packed party strip.

Some reports suggested that the driver pleaded with a local taxi driver not to call the police after the horrific incident. The 39-year-old tested positive for alcohol and unspecified drugs before being arrested. 

A court denied him bail on Monday (April 24) and he is expected to be charged with manslaughter and dangerous driving while under the influence. 

Adrian did not have travel insurance, but a Just Giving page has been set up to support his family and repatriate his body to the UK.

If you are able to help in any way, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/helptobringadrianokanehome

Adrian’s family are also anxious for any information, with witnesses urged to contact his sister Steph by emailing [email protected].

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