Emergency services at the scene of the accident on Wednesday morning. / SUR

Wrong-way driver involved in A-45 head-on crash that left two people injured

The emergency services received half a dozen calls about the motorist just minutes before the head-on crash on the Malaga to Antequera road

ÁLVARO FRÍAS / JUAN CANO

Guardia Civil traffic officers are investigating the circumstances that led up to a serious crash on the A-45 between Malaga and Antequera on Wednesday morning that left two people injured.

Sources have told SUR that five minutes before the smash the 112 emergency services control room received calls alerting that there was a driver travelling in the opposite direction to regular traffic, heading towards Malaga on the Antequera carriageway.

Witnesses claimed that the motorist had driven for several kilometres in the opposite direction of the road and due to the speed could not even tell the emergency services the colour of the vehicle.

At 7.04am the calls to the 112 control changed, when they received the first notification of a collision between two vehicles at kilometre 124 of the A-45, in the direction of Antequera, involving a passenger car and a small van and there was a person trapped in each of the vehicles.

Intensive care unit

Firefighters cut free the two victims, both men, aged 44 and 58 years old. They were transferred to the Regional Hospital in Malaga by road, and an air ambulance sent to the scene was stood down.

It is reported that the oldest man was due to be operated on for multiple trauma before being admitted to the intensive care unit and the youngest man had a fracture of the femur and was admitted for observation.