The fatal victim of yesterday morning's head-on collision, according to the Guardia Civil, along the Palma Nova motorway, was a 71-year-old Swiss male identified as Biasi Germa.
A 35-year-old man escaped with his life, although seriously injured.
Guardia Civil sources stated yesterday that the accident happened at 10.25 and the cause of the accident was most likely inadequate speed in the wet conditions.
The Swiss man was driving a Mercedes, when he suddenly lost control of his vehicle and veered across the central reservation in to the path of an on-coming 4x4, driven by the 35-year-old.
Fire fighters and paramedics rushed to the scene, but the Swiss man was declared dead at the crash site.
Throughout the day, the Guardia Civil responded to accidents across Majorca.
Earlier yesterday morning one person was rushed to hospital after she careered into a tree along the Palma to Soller road in wet conditions. In total, six accidents happened between 2am and mid-day, all caused by the rain, according to traffic chiefs. The death toll in the Balearics this year is one of the highest in Europe, per capita. The authorities wonder whether, instead of being a case of too many cars, it is bad driving.
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