The scene of the incident. / POLICÍA LOCAL DE CASABERMEJA

Driver dies after car smashes into a motorway toll booth

A female employee who was working in the payment booth on the AP-46 was injured and transferred to a hospital in Malaga

ÁLVARO FRÍAS / JUAN CANO

A 33-year-old man died on Tuesday afternoon (28 September) after his car slammed into one of the Las Pedrizas toll booths on the AP-46 motorway in Malaga.

Sources have told SUR that the incident happened at around 5.15pm when the red vehicle entered the toll payment area at kilometre 6 of the AP-46, heading towards Antequera, at a high speed.

Despite the fact the toll booths are protected by large concrete blocks, an employee working inside was injured by the impact.

Emergency services arrived on the scene to find that there were two people trapped, one inside the cabin and the other in the vehicle.

Specialists from the Malaga fire brigade had to release the two people. While the man lost his life, the 20-year-old woman, from Casabermeja, was transferred to the Regional Hospital in Malaga city.

Guardia Civil traffic officers are investigating the circumstances of the incident.