Four people died and two others were injured in two traffic accidents that took place in less than an hour in the early hours of the morning in the province of Malaga. The first of these happened this Thursday at 2:20 p.m. on the A-7 motorway near the capital Malaga. The second, at 3:15 am, on the A-355 road in the municipality of Coín, in the Guadalhorce Valley. One of the injured was taken to the clinical hospital in the capital, Malaga, while the other went to a health center on his own for treatment, according to the 112 Andalucía emergency service. According to the Directorate-General for Traffic, 21 people have already died with them on roads in the province of Málaga this year.
Several people called 112 at around 2:20 a.m. to request assistance after a van and a car collided on the A-7 in the municipality of Malaga and near Torremolinos. Those alerting to emergencies said that several people were trapped in the vehicles, and the room notified the capital’s firefighters in addition to the Civil Traffic Guard and the Health Service. When they arrived, they found a man and woman locked in one of the cars, but they had already died. Two other men were injured in the accident. One of them was evacuated to Malaga Clinical Hospital, while the other was taken privately to a health center.
The second accident happened just 55 minutes later at kilometer 4 of the A-355 motorway, near the municipality of Coín. Through various calls, the emergency services were alerted and explained that a car had stopped on the street and another car had collided with it. One of the vehicles had also started to burn and the flames had spread to the other. Members of the provincial consortium of fire brigades, civil protection and the Andalusian forest firefighting service (Infoca) then traveled to the site, as well as ambulances and agents from the Guardia Civil. When they arrived, all they could find was the death of two people who were in one of the burned-out cars. The scene of the accident, where traffic has already been restored, is a little over ten kilometers away, on the same road where on June 29 two young people aged 24 and 26 lost their lives in a head-on collision with a truck. It is also near the section where two other women died in similar circumstances just days before.
Up to 21 victims have been claimed on the streets of Malaga so far this year, 13 of them this summer. On August 7th and 8th, a motorcyclist, a driver and a pedestrian died in traffic accidents in Antequera, Teba and Málaga. The first died after his motorcycle crashed into a car on the A-7281 road. The second after his car collided with a truck on the A-384 road. The third had got out of his damaged vehicle on the A-7 motorway in the Churriana tunnel when he was run over by another car, according to sources from Malaga’s Traffic Management Center.
During the last long weekend of August, 17 road accidents died across Spain, one fewer than in 2022. Most accidents occurred on conventional roads and half were caused by leaving the road. According to traffic data, from the beginning of the year to the 15th of this month, 675 people lost their lives on the roads, down 5% from the same period last year.
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