By Humphrey Carter

PALMA
A27-year-old member of the Guardia Civil was killed in the early hours of yesterday after being involved in a head-on collision with a taxi on the road between the Port of Pollensa and Alcudia.

The three people traveling in the taxi suffered serious injuries and were all being treated in hospitals in Inca and Palma yesterday.
The exact cause of the tragic accident has yet to be confirmed but the crash happened just after 2am near the Club Pollentia along the sea front stretch of road which the government would look to scrap and replace with an extended beach.

The emergency services and police responded to the accident quickly but paramedics could not save the young Guardia Civil who was driving a Ford Escort and he died at the scene. The 53-year-old taxi driver and his two Italian passengers aged 29 and 40 were also attended at the scene before being rushed to hospital. Yesterday, an articulated lorry flipped over and rolled down the embankment along the link road between Porreres and the Manacor dual carriage way but no serious injuries were reported and in Palma, the Local Police are hunting the drivers or owners of five vehicles which were abandoned after being involved in five separate accidents on Friday night.

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