British-based couple run over by their OWN van in car park in Spain
British-based woman is run over and killed and her husband is seriously injured by their OWN van in car park while on holiday in Spain
- A woman, 53, was killed after being hit by her own van in Granada on Saturday
- Her partner, a 57-year-old man, was ‘seriously injured’ and was rushed to hospital
- The unnamed pair have been described as Vietnamese nationals living in the UK
- Reports said the van rolled backwards after being stopped at the top of a ramp
A British-based woman has been killed and her husband has been left seriously injured after they were run over by their own van in Spain.
The horror incident happened at around 9.30am on Saturday morning in the centre of the southern Spanish city of Granada.
The couple were hit by their own van after it rolled backwards down a ramp leading out of an underground car park.
A woman was killed and her partner was seriously injured when their own van (pictured) rolled backwards and ran over them in an underground car park in the Spanish city of Granada
Unconfirmed reports said the couple left the vehicle at the top of a ramp (pictured) leading out of the underground car park when it rolled backward at around 9.30am on Saturday morning
The unnamed pair, thought to be on holiday in Spain at the time, have been described as Vietnamese nationals who were living in England.
The 53-year-old woman was killed after being trapped under the vehicle when it rolled backwards down the ramp.
Her partner, a 57-year-old man, was ‘seriously injured’ in the incident and was rushed to Virgen de las Nieves Hospital in Grenada.
Photos of the damaged white vehicle, which ended up coming to a stop after hitting a car park pillar, showed a GB sticker on the back.
The woman, 53, was killed after being trapped under the vehicle, while her 57-year-old partner was ‘seriously injured’ and was rushed to Virgen de las Nieves Hospital (pictured)
Photos of the damaged white vehicle, which ended up coming to a stop after hitting a car park pillar, showed a GB sticker on the back
According to unconfirmed local reports, the couple stopped and left the vehicle at the top of the ramp as they drove out the car park to walk to a nearby information booth for reasons that have not yet been made clear.
A witness said they had appeared to try to stop the van with their hands as it started moving and rolled backwards.
Police investigating the incident are thought to be focusing on the theory the driver had forgotten to put the handbrake on properly.
A local police spokesman confirmed in a tweet this morning/yesterday morning (SAT): ‘A traffic accident has occurred inside a car park in Granada around 9.30am.
‘A woman has died and a man is seriously injured.
‘The causes of the incident are being investigated.’
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