Coach crash kills one, brings Madrid to a standstill

5th April 2006, Comments 0 comments

5 April 2006, MADRID — One woman was killed and another 37 people were injured when a coach overturned, bringing long traffic delays on two of Madrid's major roads.

5 April 2006

MADRID — One woman was killed and another 37 people were injured when a coach overturned, bringing long traffic delays on two of Madrid's major roads.

The coach passengers were all workers at the Lilly factory nearby.

The accident happened on the A-1 road near Alcobendas, but it has meant police have closed M-30 and M-40 and other roads.

The mayor of Madrid, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, has asked people only to use their cars if strictly necessary.
 
The accident happened at about 8.20am.

A 28-year-old woman was killed and 37 other passengers on the coach suffered light injuries.

One of the passengers was trapped in the coach, but was finally released by fire fighters.

Five have been taken to hospital.

It is expected traffic delays in Madrid should last most of the morning.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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