The scene of the accident on Sunday morning. / SUR

One dead and two seriously injured in A-357 head-on crash involving a car and van

Four people were injured in the accident near Pizarra, and two were rushed, in a serious condition, to the intensive care unit at Malaga's Regional Hospital

ÁLVARO FRÍAS / JUAN CANO

A 22-year-old Romanian man has died after a head-on crash at kilometre 44 on Malaga’s A-357 road, in the municipality of Pizarra.

According to the emergency services four other people were injured in the accident, and two of them were rushed, in a serious condition, to the intensive care unit of the Regional Hospital in the city. All of them were male.

The accident, between a car and a van, was reported at around 8am on Sunday (31 October), when the 112 Andalucia emergency services control room was alerted by several callers.

Firefighters had to cut one of the victims free from the wreckage and an air ambulance ferried the seriously injured to the Regional Hospital in Malaga. In total three people were transferred to the Regional and a fourth person was taken to the Hospital Clínico in Malaga.

The deceased was a 22-year-old Romanian man who had lived in Pizarra for several years.

Guardia Civil traffic officers are investigating the cause of the crash.