Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Man, 85, injured in traffic incident

An 85-year old Spanish man was taken to hospital with suspected spinal injuries yesterday after he was knocked down by a car opposite the Trafalgar Cemetery.

Although the incident is still being investigated by police officers, it appears the man was run over as he crossed one of the southbound lanes at a designated zebra crossing.

The area was sealed off while a Scene of Crime Officer took photographs, with southbound traffic diverted onto Ragged Staff road.

The driver of the vehicle was interviewed by police officers but was not arrested.

Yesterday’s incident followed two other serious traffic accidents over the weekend.

On Saturday evening, a 23-year old local man sustained slight injuries after apparently losing control of his vehicle close to the Caleta Hotel. The vehicle ended up on its side and damaged a wall close to the hotel.

In a separate incident early on Sunday morning, a 26-year old local woman was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after her vehicle crashed on Rosia Road and damaged three cars parked opposite New Mole House police station.

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