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Man, 53, dies after van accident in Malaga city

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File photograph. / 112 ANDALUCÍA
  • The victim was hit on a pedestrian crossing. Emergency services could only certify his death at the scene

A 53-year-old man died Tuesday afternoon after being hit by a van on a pedestrian crossing on Calle Paquiro in Malaga, according to the emergency services.

The accident happened at 5.30pm in the afternoon when the 112 Andalucía control room received the first the calls.

Members of the Malaga Local Police force and paramedics attended the incident but could only certify the death of a 53-year-old man.

The accident occurred on a pedestrian crossing when the victim, who witnesses said was collecting scrap metal, was hit by a van that did not see him.

The driver of the van gave a negative breathalyser test and an accident investigation has now begun.