Cyclist in accident in Mallorca's mountains

The scene of the accident.


On Sunday, a 46-year-old cyclist was taken to Son Espases Hospital in a serious but stable condition after colliding with a car in the Tramuntana Mountains.

The accident occurred around 10am on the Valldemossa to Palma road. The cyclist, descending from Valldemossa, crossed into the opposite lane at a bend in the road. He collided front on with a hire car; the driver was not at fault.

A doctor who happened to be passing applied a tourniquet to the cyclist, who was bleeding profusely. Once he was stabilised by medics from the 061 emergency ambulance service, he was rushed to Son Espases.


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Marvin the Martian / Hace 5 months

Lucky to have such immediate help. Too many cyclists coming here haven’t the experience of this type of terrain, especially in the mountains. The govt keep quiet about the accident rates but they are higher in the spring and autumn. Cycling season. More should be done to promote road safety. Not everyone is a professional cyclist no matter how good their kit is or their top notch gadgets.