A FRIGHTENING road accident has taken place in Spain today (January 18), leaving two people seriously injured after a car was split in two on a motorway.
As reported by the 112 emergency services, a vehicle travelling at high speed on the A-6 in Las Rozas, Madrid, lost control and veered off the road, crashing into a temporary signalling pole.
As a result of the severe impact that the car received to its side, the vehicle was ripped in two, with a 27-year-old man being thrown more than 50 metres down the highway.
The incident had been called into the emergency services hotline by several witnesses, with an ambulance, police units and firefighters being deployed to the scene. Upon arrival, they found the man lying in the middle of the road, presenting serious injuries.
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The other occupant of the car, a 24-year-old woman, was also seriously hurt, suffering from trauma to her head and abdominal as well as being in respiratory distress. After being treated at the scene, both victims were taken to the Puerta de Hierro hospital where it is reported that they are both in critical condition.
As Euro Weekly News understands, an investigation has been launched by the Guardia Civil to determine the exact circumstances behind the event. The accident also resulted in a police cordon being put in place on the road with traffic being diverted.