One dead three injured in head-on collision that closed both directions of the TF5 this afternoon

Updated 8pm: Emergency services have confirmed that one person died and three minors were injured in this afternoon’s crash on the TF5. The fatality was a 31-year-old man who had to be cut out of the vehicle by bomberos while the injured are three French children, two girls of 12 and 15, and a boy of 17: the injured received stomach and neck injuries none of which are serious. All the injured were taken to Hospiten Bellevue where they are said to be comfortable.

Original post 1 August: A head-on collision on the TF5 this afternoon caused the road to be closed in both directions near San Juan de La Rambla. Carreteras says that the incident occurred around half past four, and that a full range of emergency services were dispatched to the scene, including a helicopter. The road has now been reopened but there is no news yet about those involved in the crash.


  1. So many accidents, and several fatal, on this stretch of road after the TF5 autopiste finishes, and the road becomes single carriageway. Many take place in areas where they have added an overtaking lane under the theory that this will enable slow traffic. We live in San Vicente and overlook the first of such overtaking lanes and the bend at San Pedro. We have seen incidents here and the results of incidents further along because we see the emergency services on their way to attending the scene and the backlog of traffic caused by these accidents. I wonder if anyone has ever done the stats on these car crashes and whether there is any future plans with this road to make it safer.

  2. very sad janet , we thought it was serious , when we were caught up in the traffic , my condolences to all the family x

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