Four people died and three were injured in a horrific Saturday afternoon crash on the A-7 highway in the Murcia region, including two friends who were heading home after playing golf on Algorfa’s La Finca course.
One of the refrigeration lorries veered over the central reservation and overturned and another collided with it not far from the exit for Monteagudo, causing both to burst into flames, which spread to one of the two cars which ran into them.
The driver and passenger of the burning BMW car, and the driver of the first lorry which overturned were killed by the fire, and then on the Monday the driver of the second lorry died in hospital after suffering very serious burns and multiple broken bones. The driver and passenger of the second car and a Guardia Civil officer had to be treated for smoke inhalation.
Five ambulances, a helicopter, the Guardia Civil and the fire brigade rushed to the scene, and the injured people were taken to different hospitals including the Virgen de la Arrixaca and the Reina Sofía. Southbound traffic was diverted down the RM-423, rejoining the A-7 further down.
The victims in the BMW were named as Francisco García and Lorenzo Muñoz, two friends from the Murcia City area and keen golfers who were members of the region’s 13 Golf Club. A minute’s silence was held at the tournament that they were returing from at La Finca, along with other venues across the area including Roda Golf in San Javier