In the aftermath of Sunday's accident that saw the driver of a bus crash on A-92, the driver of the damaged vehicle said that an animal had crossed the road. He also stated that he braked abruptly and caused a chain collision. However, he couldn't identify the type of animal. The animal survived and fled the accident scene.
The Civil Traffic Guard is continuing its investigation despite the declaration by the tourist driver. Both the tourist driver and bus driver were tested positive for drugs and alcohol.
Sources close to this investigation point out that the driver had to brake hard in order to avoid an animal crossing the highway. A bus coming from behind collided and damaged the vehicle. The driver of the second bus was also injured. This resulted in the death the driver.
The Civil Guard, Civil Protection (groups of Santa Fe, Huetor Tajar and Loja from Cijuela), Road Maintenance, and health services performed honor registration to take care of all passengers and to leave the roads clean so that the circulation could be restored. Sunday, around 1:30 p.m.
Two of the three minors were discharged, and one remains in hospital. A 70-year old woman also underwent surgery at San Cecilio Hospital. She is doing well. The ICU also has three adults, but their progress is encouraging.
The accident occurred on Sunday morning at 5:45 AM at Kilometer 210 of A-92 in the direction Malaga. One of the buses that collided with the other died. Both buses were carrying 110 passengers on their way to Algeciras.
Except for seven seriously injured passengers, most of the passengers resumed their journey to Algeciras yesterday afternoon.