A 45-year-old man died yesterday afternoon after being knocked down as he crossed the road in front of the ITV (Mot) vehicle inspection centre along the old Alcudia to Inca road.

According to eye witnesses, the accident happened at 5pm as he was making his way over the road to deposit a rubbish bag in the waste bin.- Eye witness accounts given to the police state that as he stepped out into the four-lane road carrying the bag, he was apparently hit by a car heading in the direction of Palma and flung against a vehicle coming in the opposite direction.

The 112 emergency centre was alerted immediately and police and paramedics rushed to the scene where medics battled to reanimate the victim.
However, despite their efforts, the extent of the injuries was so severe, the 45-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
A full investigation has been opened by the Guardia Civil.

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