A three-year-old boy from Marbella died on Sunday after being run over, apparently accidentally, by a car in the Casa Rusia shopping centre car park in San Pedro. Four young British men aged between 20 and 24, on holiday in Marbella, were travelling in the car that ran over the boy as it reversed out of a parking space. The driver was breathalysed and no alcohol was detected.
The tourists had parked briefly in the car park in order to retrieve a hat that had blown into the street, and the young boy was going to the shopping centre with his grandmother, who had just parked. The boy, who is French, had just got out the car as the British driver began leaving the parking space.
The emergency services were called at 2.10pm and paramedics attended to the toddler in the car park. Unfortunately, there was nothing they could do to save his life and he was eventually proclaimed dead at the scene.
This accident has delivered a tough blow to the local Jewish community that the victim's family belongs to.
Given the apparent accidental nature of the incident and the results of the breathalyser test, no one has been arrested in connection with the death.