A BRITISH man is today fighting for his life in Majorca after he was mowed down by an out-of-control car.
The 30-year-old man and a German woman were both were struck by the vehicle that is said to have been travelling at “high speed” at about 4.20pm yesterday.
The horrific accident happened on the Paseo Maritimo in Palma and was witnessed by holidaymakers.
Local media reports the BMW went out of control near a zebra crossing, mounted the pavement and then travelled at speed for about 60ft, demolishing litter bins and traffic signs.
It the struck the two pedestrians and catapulted them on to its bonnet, leaving both trapped under the car.
The victims were a German woman and a British man who were on holiday on the island.
Police, firefighters and several ambulances attended the scene, and were forced to close the road and diverting traffic.
The German woman, in her mid-30s, suffered multiple injuries and went into cardio-respiratory arrest.
Medics rushed to the scene and battled to save her for more than an hour but she was declared dead at the scene.
The British man was knocked unconscious after suffering severe head injuries.
He was transferred to the University Hospital of Son Espases in a critical condition.
The driver has been arrested by the Local Police of Palma and she has been accused of reckless homicide and reckless driving.
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Locals say they are horrified and claim it is “terrifying” to cross the promenade at some points of the day because of the fast moving traffic.
Police have opened an investigation.
Local media is reporting that both victims were on holiday although it is not known if they were together or unknown to each other.