Woman in Mallorca knocked down by drunk driver.

Emergency services at the scene.


A 53-year-old woman died this mornig after being knocked down by a British driver. Police say that the driver was over the limit and had failed an alcohol test.

Just before midnight, the woman and her partner, a 56-year-old man, were walking along the Calle Espartero in Santa Catalina (Palma). The 63-year-old British driver lost control of his car, mounted the pavement and allegedly knocked down the woman and then ran into a lamppost. The woman's partner was also injured.

When emergency services arrived, the woman was unconscious and bleeding profusely. She was given treatment at the scene before being taken to hospital. The driver's breath test was positive with a result of 0.98. He was arrested and charged with offences against road safety and of recklessly causing injury.


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Gabriel / Hace 4 months

And yet ALL the people I know that live for a long time in Spain drink and drive. ABSOLUTELY ALL. They have the app, they know where the filters are. In Santa Catalina they stay in front of Cuba. So they just go a different way. Cars, scooters, doesn't matter. I see them get up from the table next to me with difficulties walking then take the car or the scooter...not to mention that they occupy the parking places in Santa Catalina...


lily / Hace 5 months

I hope they throw the book at him.


Colin Allcars / Hace 5 months

No excuses. Murderer. Throw away the key.