THE Guardia Civil are appealing for information after a 14-year-old girl was seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Mallorca, Spain.
The minor was struck by a vehicle as she was attempting to cross Calle Jaume Tortella de Andratx at approximately 9pm on January 18. The teenager, who is a resident of Calvià, had been on her way to her friend’s house after celebrating the Sant Sebastià festivities in the capital.
As reported by the police, the girl had been standing between two parked vehicles as she waited to cross the road when a car sped down the street. The driver then lost control and veered to the side, striking several parked cars and then the young girl.
Witnessing the horrifying incident, residents rushed over to help and immediately alerted the emergency services hotline, where in a matter of minutes, officers from the Local Police were on the scene.
An ambulance arrived shortly after with paramedics treating the victim before she was taken to a Son Espases hospital. Medical personnel later reported that the girl sustained head injuries but is expected to make a full recovery.
The case has now been handed over to the Guardia Civil in a bid to bring the responsible driver to justice. Residents have also voiced their fury on the incident, stating that the outcome could have been fatal. Speaking on behalf the Andratx Residents’ Association, a spokesperson said:
“It is impossible that the driver didn’t see that they hit the girl. The car came down the road at full speed and we are sure that driver was drunk or on drugs and that is the reason why they did not stop. We hope the police find him.”
The Guardia Civil have praised the quick response from residents and the Local Police, who were also able to locate the girl’s parents very quickly.