Fuengirola / sur

Two elderly people seriously injured after being hit by a car in Fuengirola

The foreign couple, one of them a wheelchair user, were run over on a pedestrian crossing in the Costa del Sol town

ÁLVARO FRÍAS / JUAN CANO

Two elderly people have reportedly been seriously injured after being run over by a car in Fuengirola. The couple are in hospital but their precise condition is unknown.

The incident happened at 4.45pm on 1 February at a pedestrian crossing on Nuestro Padre Jesús Cautivo avenue.

According to witnesses who called the emergency services, the woman was pushing the man in a wheelchair when they were hit by car driven by a private hire (VTC) driver.

An investigation into the accident is now under way. Police have established the driver’s identity and performed drugs and alcohol tests.

Nuestro Padre Jesús Cautivo avenue is a two-lane road in Fuengirola. According to residents, it is an accident hotspot.