British man, 25, critically injured after being struck by motorbike in Benidorm pedestrian crossing
After being hit by a motorbike in Benidorm, a British tourist is fighting for his life in the hospital.
The 25-year-old man was knocked down and injured his head while crossing the street, necessitating an airlift to the hospital.
The tourist was reportedly crossing the street in the popular Spanish resort against a red light when the incident occurred.
He was struck by a high-powered motorcycle whose rider was unable to avoid him, despite the efforts of his friends to stop him and convince him to wait for the pedestrian crossing light to turn green.
After receiving emergency care at the scene, the unidentified British man was airlifted to Alicante’s General University Hospital “with his life in serious risk,” as reported by local media.
On Thursday at 5:30, an accident occurred on a road in the Little England neighborhood of Benidorm with a speed limit of less than 20 miles per hour.
The victim was presumably on his way to the resort’s popular Levante beach promenade when he was struck.
The motorcyclist, a 42-year-old man of unknown nationality, was injured as well, though his wounds are not considered to be life-threatening.
The local police have opened an investigation to learn more about the incident, including whether or not the motorcyclist was going too fast for conditions.
Attempts to contact the police and the hospital first thing this morning yielded no results.