Three people lost their lives in road accidents in the space of a few hours across the Vega Baja region last weekend.

NEWS BLACK WEEKEND

A 70 year motor bike rider died just after midnight on Saturday morning when he collided with a car on Avenida Maestro Francisco Casanovas in Torrevieja, and then at 5.25am a car driver died close to the village of La Aparecida near Orihuela, when the vehicle went off the road and crashed into a ditch next to the river Segura.  Finally, a motorcyclist lost his life at around 9.30am when his bike was in collision with a car on the southbound carriageway of the AP7 close to Almoradi.  Meanwhile two cars collided (pictured) in Torrevieja on the Saturday afternoon on Calle Policarpo after one of them jumped a stop sign. One of the vehicles slammed into the front of the Restaurant Lebache, whilst the driver of the car that didn’t not observe the sign, showed no apparent injury as he did a swift runner from the clutches of the police who were interested in having a chat with him.