Eight people are injured in Fuerteventura including a four-month-old baby after ‘English tourist’ loses control of rental car and ploughs into bar terrace
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Eight people, including a four-month-old baby, have been injured after a rental car reportedly being driven by an English tourist ploughed into a busy bar terrace on Fuerteventura.
The horror smash unfolded when a rental car careened off the road in the tourist hotspot of Corralejo, ploughed through the terrace filled with bargoers and slammed into a shop front.
Sources told local media the vehicle was travelling between 50-60mph when it left Avenida Nuestra Señora del Carmen and barrelled towards the packed terrace.
Several people were airlifted to Las Palmas hospital on the island of Gran Canaria for emergency surgery. The infant also sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Gran Canaria’s child and maternity hospital.
Another minor, aged five, sustained moderate trauma along with two men, aged 44 and 50.
It remains unclear why the driver – a tourist whose nationality El Mundo reports as being British – lost control of the car.
Police suspect he may have suffered a heart attack or another medical emergency behind the wheel, as emergency services confirmed to local outlet Canarian Weekly that he is one of two people who was rushed to hospital.
The horror smash unfolded when a rental car careened off the road in the tourist hotspot of Corralejo, ploughed through the terrace filled with bargoers and slammed into a shop front
A crowd surrounds the scene as paramedics work to evacuate the injured
A picture of the aftermath of the crash shows the car’s windscreen smashed and its bonnet dented
Two people were airlifted to Las Palmas hospital on Gran Canaria for emergency surgery
Tourists and locals gathered at the scene where the car had smashed into the bar terrace
More pictures from the scene show the damage done to a canopy and objects strewn across the floor