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Marbella horror: Several injured in serious incident as car ‘runs over’ pedestrians

Marbella horror: Several injured in serious incident as car 'runs over' pedestrians

Shocking footage taken at the scene in Avenida Miguel Cano and posted on social media portrays the horrific incident. A woman covered in blood can be seen lying on the ground while others attend to her. Chairs and tables are turned upside down and a waitress can be heard screaming. A white car appears to have crashed into a storefront. The video shows a distressed woman crying while others hold her back from getting to the vehicle. Police and paramedics can be seen behind a cordon. 

According to reports, the car rammed into people walking along the boulevard which is lined with shops, restaurants and cafés. 

Five people were reportedly injured, one seriously, and have all been take to the Costa del Sol Hospital.

However, one witness said none of the victims appeared to have been seriously hurt. 

An employee of a pub on the street told Okdiario Andalucia the car was going “very fast” when it ploughed into the terraces.

The person said: “He has run over all the tables on the terrace, and run over people.

“But there are no very serious injuries, the ambulance has taken several but no deaths at the time or anything tragic.

“Much more could have happened.”

The bar worker claimed the suspect appeared to be around 30 was “travelling with his parents in the car” when he rammed people.

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She posted photos which appeared to have been taken from a nearby balcony.

Several ambulances and at least one fire brigade can be seen near where a car appears to have crashed into the front of a jewellery store. 

A policeman can be seen guarding a cordon, preventing onlookers from getting closer to the scene of the crash. 

She said she heard an “awesome rumble” caused by the car “trampling everything in its path”.

She also claimed the driver had been arrested, adding: “The occupant of the vehicle faces the police who have to take it away. Confusion. Horror.”

A police spokeswoman told The Associated Press that officers arrested the driver and are investigating the incident.

Videos show the car crashed into a sushi restaurant at the end of the street. 

The front window of a jeweller’s appears to be smashed after the car rammed into it. 

Nearby, crowds of shocked onlookers gathered outside the police cordon. 

Miguel Cano Avenue is one of the main streets of the city of Malaga, a popular tourist destination for both domestic and international travellers.

So far this summer, Spain has not experienced its usual influx of British tourists due to Covid restrictions. 

Under the current rules which came into effect today, only fully vaccinated Britons are exempt from quarantine requirements when they return to the UK from Spain. 

Everyone else has to spend 10 days in self-isolation.

This is a breaking news story… More to follow… 

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'Marbella is extremely safe' Mummy Marbella desperate for return of UK holidaymakers

'Marbella is extremely safe' Mummy Marbella desperate for return of UK holidaymakers
The British Government has warned travel abroad will likely remain restricted until the end of June to ensure the UK avoids returning holidaymakers import new strains of the coronavirus. The travel and hospitality industries took several blows because of the pandemic and representatives have been urging the British Government to allow tourists to move to and from safer areas to give the sectors a boost. Lisa Hodgkins, the owner of a bar in Marbella, southern Spain[1], told Good Morning Britain: “Marbella is extremely safe.
“Obviously, we have restrictions in place, the same as the UK but Spain, particularly Marbella, we need the Brits. We don’t survive without the Brits.

“I fully understand the UK economy but also you have the aviation industry which is also part of the UK economy.

“Those flights need to be landed at Malaga airport as soon as possible because we’re ready for you.

“We’re also very much about outside dining, outside drinking which is really safe, much safer than being inside. It’s beautiful here, why not come?”

JUST IN: Every British adult will get two free Covid tests a week! Boris outlines huge new scheme[2]

Spain has recently seen a resurgence of new coronavirus infections but borders have remained open to tourists travelling from other European Union countries.

Residents have lamented the arrival of international tourists while locals still face heavy restrictions to their daily lives because of the pandemic.

Reporter Maria Llull told Newscast businesses have been glad to see tourists from Germany prop up the sector but admitted there are concerns about new Covid clusters emerging.

Ms Llull said: “They are excited because we need German money.

READ MORE: Vaccinated people may no longer have to be in quarantine, says German minister[3]

 

The managing director for Tui UK and Ireland, Andrew Flintham, said there was still time before the summer season for European countries to get coronavirus cases under control again.

Asked on BBC Breakfast on Monday what the most likely destinations will be when foreign travel resumes, he said: “Cyprus have come out and been very positive, Greece and Turkey have come out and been very positive, and Spain again.

“So I think all these European countries, whilst to a degree they are struggling with their rates at the moment, we are still a significant period away from the summer season properly opening up, we are probably 11 weeks away.

“The world has been changing on a weekly basis, never mind an 11-weekly basis.

“So we are still positive about those destinations. We are also positive that the Caribbean and some of those destinations will open up.”