Dramatic collision on Costa Almeria motorway

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BLAZE: The cabin and part of the lorry’s load of 17,000 litres of caustic soda caught fire CREDIT: Ayuntamiento De Almeria Facebook @aytoalm

A DRAMATIC collision between a lorry and a car on the A-7 motorway near Viator on Thursday lunchtime sparked off a small fire, but fortunately no one was seriously hurt.

The accident on the lane going in the Malaga direction caused the truck to career off the road and drop 15 metres down an embankment, setting the cabin and part of its load of 17,000 litres of caustic soda ablaze.

Almeria firefighters rushed to the scene and managed to extinguish the flames.

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The lorry driver managed to get out of his vehicle on his own.

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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