The driver of one of the coaches has lost his life after the crash in Moraleda de Zafayona, which occurred at 6:00 a.m.
One person has died, seven have been seriously injured and 28 slightly injured when two passenger buses collided in a chain with a total of 101 people inside and a tourism in the Granada municipality of Moraleda de Zafayona, according to Emergencies 112 Andalusia. The deceased is the driver of one of the buses. The mayor of the town, María del Carmen Cantero, has indicated that the buses came from Madrid to Algeciras (Cádiz). Most of the occupants were foreigners, to return to their countries of origin by crossing into Morocco during Operation Crossing the Strait (OPE).
Three of the injured are minors and have been treated in Pediatric Emergencies, while two adults have had to be admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This has been reported by sources from the Health Delegation of the Junta de Andalucía in Granada, who have explained that the three minors, aged 18 months, eight and eleven years, have received assistance in the Pediatric Emergency Department of the San Cecilio Clinic and are stable in the observation area.
With regard to those admitted to the ICU, they are in the Virgen de las Nieves Neurotraumatological Hospital in serious condition. In this same center, nine patients related to the same incident have been treated and one of them has had to undergo surgery. In addition, five are still under observation and three have gone through a consultation, of which two have already been discharged and the third is a slightly injured minor under ten years of age.
On the other hand, a total of 21 patients are being treated at the San Cecilio Clinical University Hospital. Of these, 17 show injuries of varying degrees, aged between 15 and 62 years, and a 70-year-old woman is awaiting surgery for a bone fracture - the three minors mentioned above are also found in this center.
Finally, in the Emergencies of the High Resolution Hospital in Loja, five injured people have been treated, of which three have already been discharged and another two have been referred to San Cecilio.
The people who are uninjured have been transferred to a nearby hotel and next to the establishment the health services have deployed an 'evolution team' in case they need to be attended to throughout the day.
The event occurred minutes before 6:00 a.m., at which time several citizens called 112 to report that two buses and a car had collided at kilometer 210 of the A-92, in the direction of Malaga. Alerts indicated that there were several injured and people trapped inside the vehicles. The damage was extensive in the nose of one of the buses, with some windows also blown out.
Immediately, the coordinating center has activated the Civil Traffic Guard, the Health Emergency Center (CES) 061, Civil Protection and the Consortium's Fire Department. The 112 has also activated the volunteer groups of Civil Protection of Huétor Tájar, Cijuela, Santa Fe and Loja that have provided logistical support to the operations and have collaborated in the transfer of the injured.
In addition, the head of the 112 Emergency Service in Granada and a provincial technical adviser who has confirmed the balance have traveled to the accident site. Operatives continue to work in the area. The Civil Guard has reported that traffic has already been restored in the area after more than six hours. Meanwhile, an alternative detour along the service road had been enabled due to the incident.
As pointed out by the mayor of Moraleda de Zafayona, María del Carmen Cantero, the City Council "has put all available means" at the service of the authorities. “The rest of the passengers have stayed in a restaurant in the municipality. The incident occurred on the same highway. It seems that the two buses came from Madrid towards Algeciras (Cádiz) », she has indicated. The facts are being investigated by the Civil Guard.