Update 11.50pm: Others injured in this accident have thankfully not been seriously harmed.
A 31-year-old man received slight face and chest injuries and was taken to Candelaria hospital.
A man of unknown age was taken to University Hospital with non-serious head injuries.
And a British woman of unknown age was taken to University Hospital with non-serious back injuries. A 5-year-old British child was attended by paramedics, but is said to be uninjured.
Original post 25 February: Five cars were involved in a serious pile-up on the southbound TF1 near Candelaria at 8.20 this evening. The accident was caused by a driver going the wrong way, and ambulance and bomberos crews had to extricate the occupants of one car in particular, which had flipped onto its side. The driver who was going in the wrong direction, said to be a middle-aged female, was herself taken to Candelaria hospital in critical condition. Needless to say, the accident caused long tailbacks, with the carriageway not being reopened to traffic until just before 10pm.