An unnamed British driver escaped with just head injuries after his van was involved in a double collision in Torrevieja last Wednesday afternoon. The man, said to be in his mid-sixties was trapped behind the wheel but was freed by passers-by and was taken for treatment to Torrevieja Hospital. Reports suggested that the vehicle was travelling at speed down Calle La Loma at around 5.00pm as it overtook a car and hit it, and then swerved suddenly to avoid roadworks to do with the installation of natural gas, with the van ending up ploughing into the facade of a building. Witnesses said that it was fortunate that pedestrians in the area did not end up being injured by the out of control vehicle.