Tourists injured in minibus crash in Spain – driver ‘tests positive for drugs’

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GRAN CANARIA: Minibus overturns, injuring four Photo Credit: 112 Canarias

FOUR tourists were injured after their minibus overturned in Spain this morning (Tuesday).

The accident occurred near the Fataga gully in Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands.

Police report that the accident occurred at around 9am on the GC-60 motorway in the San Bartolomé de Tirajana area of the island.

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According to the 112 emergency service control centre, the tourists injured in the accident included a French man, 60, with a sprained ankle, a 56-year-old French woman with an abdominal trauma.

A Danish woman, 47, suffered an arm injury while a Portuguese holidaymaker required assistance for a back injury.

All four were transferred to health centres in the south of the island.

Police report the driver of the minibus tested positive for drugs at the scene following the incident, the results of his roadside drugs test will now be verified in the laboratory.

Should the laboratory results prove the driver was under the influence of drugs he will face charges for crimes against traffic safety under article 379.2 of Spain’s Criminal Code.

 

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