Motorist Survives After Driving 125mph Off Cliff And Into Sea
A man who drove his car off a cliff at 125mph and crashed into the sea has somehow survived.
Yes, despite replicating a scene from a James Bond movie, the 26-year-old motorist managed to escape from his vehicle relatively unscathed - although he has been charged by the police for reckless driving and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
According to local reports, police over in Son Veri Nou, Majorca, in the eastern Spanish region of the Balearic Islands, were called at around 8am on Sunday (9 February) about a car being driven at high speed along the pedestrian pavement.
The unnamed driver reportedly drove his Skoda Fabia at around 200km per hour (125mph) when he lost control of the vehicle and drove it off a cliff.
Pedestrians were forced to run out of the way as his car went off-road, veering straight into the ocean, before a group of nearby cyclists bravely stopped in their tracks to jump in and rescue the man.
After passersby alerted the emergency services, officers from the local police of Llucmajor, the Spanish Civil Guard and firefighters rushed to the scene to investigate the incident.
Video footage shows the aftermath of the crash, as firefighter divers can be seen swimming to the Skoda in the water to confirm there were no more victims.
Luckily, there weren't any other passengers in the vehicle, which is shown in the footage to be fully submerged in shallow water.
The driver, who is from Majorca, survived, although he was rushed to hospital Son Espases with injuries and there has been no update on his condition at the time of writing.
Reports added he admitted to having taken drugs and alcohol before getting behind the wheel, leading to charges of a crime against traffic security, reckless driving and driving under influence.
The amount and type of drugs and alcohol he'd consumed is currently unknown.
And if you assumed the Balearic Islands would have a more relaxed attitude to drink driving, you'd be wrong - in fact, Spain's drink driving laws are stricter than the UK.
The nation's legal limit is 0.5mg of alcohol per ml of blood, whereas it's 0.8mg in the UK. Anyone who is found to be above the limit can incur a fine of up to €1,000 (£845), have six points taken off their license and have their license suspended for three months.
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