AN investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 22 year-old man believed to have jumped from a bridge in Palma, before being run over by an unsuspecting motorist.
Shortly before the tragic incident at 2.30pm on Sunday 6, Palma police received from a call from a member of the public warning that a ‘young man was walking in the middle of the road in Calle Indalecio Prieto with the obvious risk of being run over’.
A second witness then called to say a young male had thrown himself from a bridge that connects the neighbourhoods of Son Gotleu and Rafal Vell, over the Via de Cintura de Palma.
According to police sources, early indications show the victim ‘voluntarily launched himself from the bridge to the highway’, and that once the body was on the road, ‘a car driven by a girl who was driving correctly could not avoid the collision and ran over the man’.
The National Police has launched an investigation to determine whether the death was suicide or accidental.