A 20-year-old man was reportedly hit by a car while trying to cross the A7 motorway near Puerto Banus. The Spanish traffic service has confirmed the incident and police confirmation is expected later today
A 20-year-old man was killed in Spain after trying to cross the motorway at a notorious accident site.
The man – believed to be British – was reportedly on vacation in Marbella when he was shot in the early hours of this morning.
His identity has not yet been confirmed but the Spanish newspaper Sur.es reported that he was a British tourist.
Police have opened a full investigation to determine the circumstances, but it is understood that the man was hit by a car while attempting to cross the highway. Police confirmation is expected later today.
The incident took place on the A7 motorway towards Cadiz and near the seaside resort of Puerto Banus.
Emergency services were alerted at around 2 a.m. following reports that a person had been hit by a car and was lying on the roadway.
It has been reported that the area is a notorious black spot where other people have been injured and killed. On these occasions people tried to cross the road as a shortcut to the other side. At one point, a metal barrier was put in place to restrict access.
The Spanish traffic service confirmed the incident.