Staff Reporter

PALMA
IT appears than neither the construction of new roads, nor the introduction of points on the driving licence can stop the carnage on the roads of Majorca.

Another traffic accident, in the early hours of Sunday morning on the Llucmajor motorway, claimed the life of a 16 year old boy, who was travelling in a car with two 19 year olds and the 18 year old driver, who were injured.

Last week was especially bad for road deaths on Majorca, as six people lost their lives in accidents between Wednesday and Sunday.
A 22-year-old driver died after an accident in Alcudia in the early hours of Wednesday.
On Thursday, another young person (20 years old this time) died when the car he was driving was involved in a collision with a lorry on the Muro road.
Late on Friday evening the Sineu road was the scene of another serious accident in which an 81-year-old man died when his van was involved in a collision with a car near Puntiro.

The situation got worse on Saturday with two more accidents.
One took place on the Llucmajor to Campos road, claiming the life of a 16 year old girl, and the other was between Petra and Felanitx where the victim was a 40 year old driver.

Sunday's accident happened at around 5.30am on the Llumajor motorway on the side going towards Palma, just before the exit to the Poligono de Son Noguera. The driver of a Nissan Primera reportedly lost control of the vehicle, which left the road via the right hand side and struck the protection barrier with great force, leaving one dead and three injured to varying degrees.

Officers from the Llucmajor local police force, the Majorcan Fire Brigade, the Guardia Civil's traffic unit and the 061 emergency service arrived at the scene shortly afterwards.

The ambulance staff took the three injured people to Son Llatzer hospital, but were unable to do anything for the 16 year old boy.
The Guardia Civil's Traffic Unit identified the victims and made a report of the accident.
The Fire Brigade helped to cut the occupants out of the car and the local police put signs out to avoid any more accidents. Later, a breakdown truck collected the Nissan Primera from the motorway and took it to a vehicle pound.

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