Marcos Blasco hit a pothole in Passeig Calvia in Portals Nous. 22.6.21.

Marcos Blasco hit a pothole in Passeig Calvia in Portals Nous. 22.6.21.

22-06-2021A. Sepúlveda

A 53-year-old man has died after an electric scooter accident in Portals Nous.

Real Estate Agent, Marcos Blasco was on his way to work on Monday, June 14 afternoon when he hit a pothole on Passeig Calvia, near Marineland and lost control of his electric scooter.

Several witnesses called the emergency services to report that a man was lying on the ground, bleeding profusely.

Calvia Local Police and SAMU-061 Emergency Personnel were deployed to the scene and found the victim in serious condition.

The injuries to the victim’s face and head were so severe that Police originally thought he had been brutally attacked. It was only when they saw the large electric scooter lying on the ground that they realised what had actually happened.

Health Professionals performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Marcos Blasco for several minutes and managed to stabilise him before transferring him to Intensive Care at Son Espases Hospital, but he died on Sunday as a result of his injuries.

According to Police sources, Marcos was not wearing a helmet and was riding downhill at a speed of 40-50 kilometres an hour when he hit the pothole, was thrown 20 metres and hit his head on the ground.

Funeral

Friends and family have flooded social media networks with messages of remembrance.

Marcos Blasco was married and had three children and his daughter Daniela wrote on Instagram: "God takes the best".

"Marcos was a great person and he loved Portals," said a close friend.

A funeral mass will be held for Marcos Blasco at Nuestra Senora de Portals Church in Portals Nous on Thursday at 20:00.

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Britbabe / Hace about 1 month

I´m sorry for his relatives but he took his chance and paid the ultimate price. I hope all other scooter riders have learned a very valuable lesson. Thankfully, no-one else was involved in this incident.

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Colin Allcars / Hace about 1 month

I hope that the users of these death traps take note.

It’s a blessing that this man didn’t hit a child or old person after he lost control.

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Tom / Hace about 1 month

Tragic . Police do nothing against electric scooter riders . Was passed by while riding motorbike the other day , by a girl on a scooter with no helmet and for sure no insurance running a red light and nearly hit me on my motorbike and most likely no kind of any license for being on a main road , hence no training to even be doing 50 kms an hour on a road ! . As long as gov allows free reign and no safety , training or insurance these type of accidents will regrettably cost lives unnecessarily. There is a reason people get driving licenses etc and insurance . So why should it be any different for electric scooters who are driving on roads .

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Peter / Hace about 1 month

Making life a little safer for normal road users and pedestrans. There are better ways of dying than acting like an irresponsible idiot.. ..

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johnb / Hace about 1 month

Yes,feel sorry for the guy as he didn't deserve that. But this just the tip of it. Go around Palma any day and you see pedestrians especially the elderly, trying to avoid these speed machines. These reckless users are often wearing no protection. Anybody speeding on a footpath, it should be taken off them and fined.

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Juan love / Hace about 1 month

At least it wasn't an innocent person who was injured this time.

I'm Sorry, but he was more than old enough to know, better.

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Alan / Hace about 1 month

Sorry for the guy, but looks like he was going crazy on it, frankly I'm amazed there aren't many more actually. No crash helmets, no insurance. Had them flying across zebra crossings in front of me without looking many times, yet another example of poor policing...

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