British tourist arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Magaluf
After a horrific hit-and-run in the Mallorcan party town of Magaluf, a British tourist has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
The holidaymaker was filmed mowing down two pedestrians, a Brit and a Polish woman, in a rental car after an argument outside a nearby fast food restaurant on Thursday morning.
Footage released today by the island’s newspaper Ultima Hora showed the suspect walking towards a group of people who were standing on the pavement, apparently on purpose, and knocked over two men.
A trio of bystanders — a woman the victims had been talking to and two men a few yards away — saw the car coming and narrowly avoided being mowed down as the vehicle approached at high speed and headed toward them.
Passers-by noticed the oncoming car rushing toward the sidewalk at high speed and sped to safety
Two people were caught off guard and the car crashed into them, throwing them into the air
One of the victims was left unconscious on the pavement and both were taken to a private hospital in the island’s capital, Palma.
It was not immediately clear this morning if they remained in hospital, although their injuries are not believed to be serious despite the severity of the impact.
The horror incident happened just after 4 a.m. on Thursday.
Local reports said the suspect had previously rowed with a Brit whose girlfriend had gotten into a fight with his partner.
He reportedly left the scene in anger before minutes later getting behind the wheel, scaling the sidewalk and ramming his victims.
It is not yet known if the man he had just gotten into an argument with was one of the two people he had injured.
The suspect, a 29-year-old whose name has not yet been released, was arrested on nearby Son Matias beach following a police manhunt.
Officials reportedly found he had been drinking and using drugs, although the Civil Guard has not yet confirmed alcohol and drug test results.
A spokesman for the force said in his initial comments on the case this morning: “A 29-year-old Briton, who was holidaying in Mallorca, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted manslaughter following a hit-and-run incident in Magaluf in the early hours of yesterday morning.
“He was detained on nearby Son Matias beach after police searched for him and his vehicle.
The vacationer was filmed mowing down two pedestrians with a rental car
One of the victims was left unconscious on the pavement and both were taken to a private hospital in the island’s capital, Palma
“The incident was preceded by some sort of argument, which is still being investigated.
“One of the injured is a Polish woman, the other a British woman. Both were also on vacation in the area.”
A well-placed source said of the victims: “They were both taken to hospital but despite the severity of the impact they sustained no serious injuries and have now been discharged after treatment.
“You are very fortunate to have survived without life-changing injuries. The footage clearly shows that the car hit them at full speed.
In May 2019, a Brit was handed a two-year suspended sentence after she confessed to mowing down her ex-boyfriend’s girlfriend outside the apartments on Federico Garcia Lorca Street, near Magaluf’s swanky Punta Ballena area.
Kemi Coaker, then 30, from Manchester, admitted to running over Meghan Tattersall, then 25, from Leeds after a plea bargain in a Mallorca court.
Kemi was arrested in May 2018 on suspicion of plotting to kill Meghan in a hateful hit-and-run after the younger woman began dating her ex Andrew Coaker, 41, from Reading.
Manchester’s Kemi Coaker was spared jail after admitting hit-and-run but ordered to stay at least 1,600ft from her victim
Bar worker Meghan Tattersall had to have surgery on her legs after hit-and-run at the Cala Vinyes resort
She was arrested half an hour after the May 8, 2018 incident in the nearby resort of Cala Vinyes.
The victim’s injuries were initially described as severe and it took her three weeks to recover from leg wounds, which required surgery.
Coaker received not only a two-year suspended sentence for assault with a dangerous weapon, but also a three-year restraining order that prevented her from getting within 500 yards of her victim.
British tourist in critical condition after being hit by a motorbike in Benidorm
A British tourist is fighting for his life after being hit by a motorbike in Benidorm.
The 25-year-old is said to have crossed a street at red light when the accident happened.
A group of friends he was with reportedly tried to stop him and make him wait for the crosswalk light to turn green before being hit by the powerful bike, whose rider was unable to avoid him .
The unnamed Briton received emergency medical assistance at the scene before being flown to Alicante General University Hospital “in serious danger of his life”, according to local reports. He suffered multiple injuries, including head injuries.
The accident happened around 5.30pm on Thursday on a road near Benidorm’s Little England area, where the speed limit is just under 20mph.
The man who was run over is believed to be on his way to the promenade on the resort’s famous Levante beach when he was hit.
The motorcyclist, a 42-year-old man whose nationality was not disclosed, was also injured, although his injuries are not life-threatening.
Local police have launched an investigation which, among other things, is trying to determine whether the motorcyclist was breaking the speed limit.
Neither the police nor the hospital could be reached for an update this morning.
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