A 23-year-old Spaniard was in a critical condition in Son Dureta hospital in Palma yesterday after the Golf GTI he was driving was involved in an horrific accident on the Porto Cristo to S'Illot road.

Initial investigations into the crash reported that the collision had occurred at around 6am at the entrance to the town of Porto Cristo. For reasons as yet unknown, the driver careered off the roundabout, smashed into a petrol station, bounced off into a concrete wall and finally hit and felled two trees.

Emergency services including Local Police from Manacor, a Coastal Incident Unit, the Guardia Civil, and paramedics were quick to reach the scene. All signs were that the vehicle had been travelling at great speed and that the driver lost control on the roundabout.

In a separate incident yesterday morning, at Calle Heura in Palma, 12 passengers were slightly injured when an all-purpose vehicle ignored a “give way” sign and collided into a bus belonging to the municipal company EMT. Emergency services transferred four of the injured to the Clinica Rotger, six to Palmaplanas and two to the Clinica Juaneda.

Also in Palma yesterday, two young people on a motorcycle lost control of the vehicle and collided head-on into a lamppost in Cami de Jesus. One of the victims is in a serious condition.


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