Torrevieja council has been ordered to pay 10 and a half thousand euro of compensation to a driver who was injured after a palm tree fell on top of a car that was travelling on the city’s Paseo Vista Alegre in August 2014.

A judge ruled that the council had been negligent in not dealing with the poor condition of the palm tree, and said that the compensation was for the driver’s injuries and also to the damage caused to the vehicle.