Day of accidents in Tenerife

Update 1 March: The Guardia Civil has detained two members of the family of the young woman found dead in Güímar on suspicion of domestic abuse which resulted in her death. As a result both of the autopsy findings and the subsequent investigation, it appears that death was caused by multiple organ failure, which is said to be compatible with lesions found all over her body and indications of neglect. The couple arrested lived with the victim, and have been identified as M. A. R. R. and J. D. P. R., of 55 and 46 years of age respectively. The case has been declared sub judice by Guímar Court 1. C24H

Update 19 February 9pm: It has sadly just been announced that the 84-year-old woman has died from her injuries. LO

Original post 19 February: Several reports today from the emergency services of serious accidents in Tenerife.

The first involves three people who were gravely injured when a balcony collapsed on them around mid-day in Calle Miraflores in Tejina, in the municipality of Guía de Isora. The injured people are an 84-year-old woman with serious multiple injuries who was taken by ambulance to Candelaria Hospital, and a 45-year-old man with serious arm, leg and chest injuries, and an 84-year-old man with serious head and leg injuries, both whom were taken to Hospiten Sur. The woman had been trapped under the fallen balcony and needed to be freed by Bomberos.

The second incident involved a 70-year-old woman who suffered serious multiple injuries after falling 3 metres from a wall around 3pm in Calle Guayafanta, in Punta Brava in the municipality of Puerto de la Cruz. She was taken by ambulance to Hospiten Bellevue.

There was also a tragic discovery of a 25-year-old woman’s body at 9pm last evening in her home in Güímar which she shared. The medic who attended refused to certify the death as natural, and the body was transferred by forensic police to the Instituto de Medicina Legal for an autopsy.

The final incident had an equally sad outcome, with the discovery mid-afternoon of the body of a 76-year-old man in a small barranco above La Orotava. Emergency services were called, but a medic and a nurse from a local health centre could do no more than confirm the poor man’s death at the scene. C24H, C7(1), C7(2), LO

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