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Irish tourist killed and another injured after being run over on the A-7

File photo of the A-7 through Marbella.
File photo of the A-7 through Marbella. / SUR
  • The victims had barely been on the Costa del Sol for 24 hours when the accident happened early on Monday morning

A young Irish tourist has died and another was seriously injured after being run over while crossing the main dual carriageway in Marbella.

The accident occurred in the early hours of Monday morning at kilometre 174 of the A-7, near Puerto Banús.

According to sources, a group of friends on holiday on the Costa de Sol had crossed the road in an unsafe place by jumping over the central reservation, although this will have to be confirmed in the Guardia Civil traffic police inquiry under way.

Two of the members of the group were hit by a car travelling on the Malaga-bound carriageway, said the police report. The driver tested negative for alcohol and drugs.

One of the two young men who were hit by the car, 21-year-old J. B. T., was killed, while the other suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Costa del Sol hospital.

Both victims are from Dublin and were staying at a Marbella hotel. According to sources, they had barely been on the Costa del Sol for 24 hours, having arrived at Malaga Airport on Saturday.

Just hours before the accident the group of friends had apparently gone on a horse and carriage tour of the town.

Less than a month ago another pedestrian was killed on the same road through Marbella, this time at kilometre 190.