A 50-year-old man was unlucky enough to be knocked over and killed by his own stationary car.
His car had broken down on the A-92 where it passes through Loja, so he pulled over onto the hard shoulder and got out to wait for the breakdown lorry. Unfortunately, another car smacked into his car and shoved it violently into the man, killing him.
The person at the wheel of the other vehicle suffered slight injuries, which goes to show that perhaps, you’re safer, buckled into your car, on the hard shoulder, if you break down, rather than standing next to your car. You’re not safe even on the other side of the crash barrier, if you are next to your car, because when cars begin to collide at high speed, you have no idea what direction they are going to take off in.
The paramedics onboard the ambulance that was despatched to the scene could do nothing for the victim as he died upon impact.
We published an article about a week ago concerning a driver on the A-7 where it goes through Motril who was killed after getting out, uninjured, from his crashed car. Dazed, he had stepped over the crash barrier of the oncoming lanes, it appears.
(News: Loja, Poniente de Granada, Andalucia)