A bus driver is in hospital this afternoon after having allegedly succumbed to fatigue, striking something, possibly a tree, near the Parque Sur de Maspalomas causing him to be thrown through the driver’s door of his vehicle to the road, leaving the bus still moving, until it collided with a palm tree in the square of the gardens of the old town hall, beside the main Maspalomas Policia Local offices.

According to initial reports only the driver was on the bus. Three Policia Local units, two firefighter units from Maspalomas and an SUC ambulance deployed by the emergency 112 coordination centre attended. The injured driver was transferred to hospital suffering multiple trauma.