A 55-year-old man died yesterday afternoon on the GC-500, at the intersection of Pasito Blanco and the GC1 Southern Highway, after a head on collision with another vehicle, slightly injuring the other driver. The man was seriously wounded and was trapped inside his own car, so the Emergency Consortium of Gran Canaria Firemen had to cut him free. The team of SUC Canarian Emergency Service who attended confirmed the man’s death later.

According to sources from the Guardia Civil, the other driver who survived evaded an ordinary traffic control check on the GC-1. After ignoring instructions to pull over, a patrol followed him actively for several kilometres, without catching him, until the car left the highway at the Pasito Blanco exit . Once on the GC-500, he crashed into the victim, after invading the opposite lane of traffic. The agents ended up discovering an abundance of drugs in the trunk of his car, sources say at least four bales.

The Canary Islands Government 1-1-2 Coordinating Centre for Emergencies and Security (CECOES) reported the accident at half past five in the afternoon. Guardia Civil, the Emergency Consortium of Gran Canaria and two SUC ambulances, one for basic life support and another medicalised were dispatched to attend to the deceased.

The alleged perpetrator was transferred in one of the ambulances to the Maspalomas Centro de Salud Health Centre. According to Guardia Civil sources, the man managed to get out of the vehicle trying to escape on foot and, subsequently, he was intercepted by several agents in the vicinity. Once he was transferred to the health centre, he was treated for minor bruises, then made available to the Guardia. The agents will now proceed to carry out an investigation to clarify the events that took place.

The personnel of the various security and emergency bodies in attendance kept the area cordoned off until the late hours, so that traffic was restricted on the old road between Maspalomas and Arguineguín.

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