British woman dies and her partner is in a critical condition after the couple were hit at speed by 4×4 and sent ‘flying through the air’ while on holiday in Majorca
- A British woman has reportedly died after being hit at speed by a 4×4 in Majorca
- The woman’s partner is said to be critically injured and was rushed to hospital
- The pair of holidaymakers were said to be waiting to cross a pedestrian crossing
A British woman holidaymaker has reportedly died and her partner has been critically injured after being mown down by a 4×4 in Majorca on Wedneday.
The couple were said to be waiting to cross a pedestrian crossing outside Palma Cathedral when they were hit.
The tragedy occurred around 6pm local time.
The driver of the 4×4 Opel Frontera has been described as a 35-year-old woman and the two victims are being identified locally as British tourists.
The vehicle is said to have mounted a paved area in the middle of the seafront dual-carriageway and hit a traffic light before stopping around 100 metres away.
A British woman has reportedly died after being hit by a4x4 at speed in Majorca, while her partner has been rushed to hospital
They are said to have been sent ‘flying through the air’ after being hit at speed by the 4×4 (pictured) which reportedly mounted the pavement
The man has been rushed to a hospital in Palma. Failed attempts are understood to have been made at the scene to revive the woman.
Several ambulances as well as local police responded to emergency calls.
Last Thursday a 50-year-old British woman died in hospital in Tenerife four days after being mown down by a hit-and-run driver in Tenerife.
Her 75-year-old mum was also injured but survived.
Police are still believed to be hunting the white van driver who knocked them down on a pavement in the south of the island and drove off.
A spokesman for Palma’s town-hall employed local police said tonight that he was not yet in a position to confirm the nationalities of the victims.
He said: ‘The accident occurred about 6pm opposite Palma Cathedral.
‘A woman died and a man is in a serious condition. They are a young couple. At the moment we do not have any more information.’
Emergency responders are understood to have spent nearly an hour trying to revive the woman at the scene after discovering she had gone into cardiac arrest.
The man had multiple injuries and was described as being in a ‘critical condition’ when he was rushed to Son Espases Hospital.
They are said to have been sent ‘flying through the air’ after being hit at speed by the 4×4 which reportedly mounted the pavement.
Footage taken at the scene showed paramedics practicing CPR on the woman who was eventually declared dead while colleagues tended to the injured man a few metres further down the road by ambulances with their sirens flashing.
Police have yet to confirm they have detained the 4×4 driver but according to local reports she has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.
She is said to have passed a breath test but has been taken to a police station for questioning after reading her her rights.
The couple were hit as they waited to cross the road in the direction of the sea, away from Palma Cathedral.