The Llucmajor motorway where the incident occurred.

07-08-2016Alejandro Sepúlveda

The rider of a motorbike from which a 19-year-old youth fell and was killed on Sunday morning was 17 years old and almost three times over the permitted alcohol limit. It has been suggested that he didn't have a licence, but the Guardia Civil have not confirmed this.

The incident occurred around 06.15 on Sunday on the Llucmajor motorway near exit 12. Emergency services received a call from the rider informing them that he had "lost" his companion along the road. Guardia Civil officers searched the road and found the youth lying in the middle of it. The paramedic service was soon on the scene but he was pronounced dead.

Officers from Trafico have established that the bike, a Yahama 125, struck a guard rail. The rider, seemingly unaware that this caused his companion to fall off, continued for some three kilometres before realising what had happened.

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Les Chase / Hace over 5 years

On Sunday night, I was travelling from Palma to Cala Millor along the MA15, and the way motorcyclists were going along there, it would be no wonder if sooner or later someone would get killed, especially after dark. Perhaps put unmarked police on the roads, and for reckless riding, take their licences away, plus confiscate the bikes. This hopefully, may slow down this type of driving.

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S. / Hace over 5 years

The way motorcycle ' s are ridden on the main roads of Mallorca, is frightening. Especially for sensible car drivers, that are suddenly shocked by a speeding bike, travelling at very high speed. How this madness can be stopped, must be an urgent concern for the Islands residents , and The Guardia.

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