Pilar woke up this Sunday, the 1st of July. She is ready to start the breakfast service at Poniente restaurant by 5:15 in the morning. Everything is normal. The Repsol gas station is less than ten metres away, as well as the A-92. "It is busy at dawn. It is not a deserted street. She explains that there are many buses that run at night.
The calm of dawn disappears in an instant at 0545 hours. "We were quite afraid. According to the hotel workers, the noise was overwhelming. They explain that they have a large terrace which overlooks the A-92 section where the traffic accident happened. "The first thing that we felt was a tremendous shock. He repeated his words, "Tremendous!"
They looked out onto the terrace in order to find the source of the noise. He explains that it was dawn so their vision wasn't clear. "After the initial collision, which would have been the one with the loudest noise, we have now seen two more crashes between vehicles in a chain." "We feel every hit." "We are approximately ten meters away from the site of the collision, and it can be heard perfectly."
He says that a caravan has formed since then. It was once a large accumulation of cars. There were acts of noble citizenship. Pilar still has goosebumps after the incident, which he shared with us.
He describes how it was "all a mess" at that point. The screams from the people, the cars stopped, the passengers on the bus who got off with their belongings and the sirens of emergency services that started arriving at full speed At one time, a line of Civil Guard 061 and Civil Protection vehicles formed. He admits that it was all impressive. He admits that it had to have been a serious accident as this takeoff was not normal.
"The ambulances, Civil Guard, and bus were still there at noon on the first Sunday of July." After six hours, traffic was restored. They learned that one of the victims was a deceased driver of one of these vehicles, and that there were 35 injuries that ranged from serious to minor. We were quite afraid, that was what we believed. It was going to get worse."