Driver Dies in Blaze

A lorry driver travelling on the A-92 where it goes through the municipality of Moraleda de Zafayona died after his vehicle left the autovia and hit a wall and caught fire.

GRA A92 KMP211 Loreto flyover 02The accident occurred just after 20.00h on Wednesday the 23rd, near junction 211 (Hotel El Cruce) and was reported in by other drivers to the emergency call centre, 112. The lorry, described as a Post Office vehicle, had been travelling on the eastbound lanes.

An ambulance and a fire engine (truck) from Loja were despatched, as well as a Guardia-Civil, traffic-police, patrol car but there was nothing that could be done for the driver, who was trapped in the cab when the lorry burst into flames.

Fire personnel were able to put the fire out and retrieve the remains of the victim, after which motorway maintenance crews cleared the wreckage so that traffic could be restored to both lanes.

Editorial note: examining Google Earth imagery of the A-92 between kilometre points 210 and 210.4, there is no wall, as on both sides of the autovía run service lanes. Therefore, it is more likely that the vehicle was travelling on the eastbound, service lane and hit a construction of some sort, despite the 112 description of events.

(News: Moraleda de Zafayona, Alhama de Granda, Poniente, Granada, Andalucia)

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