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One fatality and long hold-ups on a black day of six accidents on the A-7

Vechicle with British licence plate where the driver died.
Vechicle with British licence plate where the driver died. / SUR
  • A convertible overturned by Calahonda, causing other drivers observing the scene to crash, while there were four more bumps in Estepona alone

Monday 22 January was a black day on the main A-7 coastal motorway on the western Costa del Sol.

In the section of road between Mijas Costa and Estepona alone there were six accidents, one causing a fatality and which caused long tailbacks in both directions.

The biggest incident occurred in the Calahonda area, where emergency services were called just after 1pm after reports that a white convertible car with an apparent British registration number had overturned in the direction of Marbella. The driver was confirmed dead later.

Traffic started to build up in both directions and a further accident happened soon afterwards involving five vehicles on the opposite carriageway, police say, due to people being distracted while looking at the first accident.

Traffic was slow moving in the area until after 6pm.

In the Estepona area four more accidents were reported. In one of them a lorry loaded with furniture lost a kitchen sink which flew into the car behind.

Nobody was injured.

This accident happened at kilometre 159, where another one also took place.

At kilometre 160 at 1pm there was another collision between two cars and finally at just after 5pm an accident was reported at kilometre 169 between two vehicles with various people slightly injured.