Tragedy Strikes As Motorcyclist Falls 500 Metres in Gran Canaria.

Tragedy Strikes As Motorcyclist Falls 500 Metres in Gran Canaria
Tragedy Strikes As Motorcyclist Falls 500 Metres in Gran Canaria Credit: Pixabay

Tragedy Strikes As Motorcyclist Falls 500 Metres in Gran Canaria.

TRAGEDY strikes as a motorcyclist dies after falling a staggering 500 metres in Gran Canaria from a beach car park.

Sadly, a 25-year-old motorcyclist died on Sunday in Gran Canaria. The motorcyclist fell a staggering 500 metres from the Playa Mujeres car park which is in the town of San Bartolome de Tirajana in Gran Canaria.


Emergency services rushed to the scene and according to the Emergency and Security Coordination Centre (Cecoes) 112, multiple ambulances were dispatched to the accident. A basic life support ambulance was dispatched along with a medicalised ambulance from the Canary Islands Emergency Service (SUC).

Sadly, medical staff found the young man was suffering from serious injuries. He was also in cardiorespiratory arrest. Medics attempted to save the man’s life and performed resuscitation but sadly this was not successful. They confirmed his death.

Officers from the Guardia Civil then took charge of the incident.

In other Spanish news a 54-year-old cyclist died on Saturday night after they were involved in a hit-and-run accident in Bonares in Spain’s Huelva.

The accident occurred on Saturday night at around 9.00pm. Emergency services 112 received a warning that a bicycle and a car had collided on the A-486, at the height of Camino de Santa Catalina, as reported in a statement by Emergencias 112. The car then fled the scene of the accident.

Emergency services activated the Empresa Pública de Emergencias Sanitarias (EPES), the Guardia Civil de Tráfico and the Fire Brigade of the Diputación de Huelva. Tragically though the death of the 54-year-old man was confirmed at the scene by the health services.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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