VIDEO: Dramatic accident between a cyclist and spectator caught on film
A cyclist and a spectator were injured during a cycling event yesterday in Frontera, on the island of El Hierro, when a participant in the race crashed into a spectator who was crossing the road and could do nothing to avoid her.
The incident occurred around 2:45pm yesterday afternoon (Saturday), as the cyclists approached an area with spectators, some of who came out onto the road for a better view.
However, one female spectator caused a collision with the leader of the race as she crossed the road seemingly oblivious to what was going on, until she saw him at the last moment, in a spectacular accident that was captured on video and is circulating on WhatsApp.
Emergency services have reported that the cyclist suffered a moderate head injury and had to be taken to hospital for routine observation, while the woman has been transferred to Tenerife due to the severity of her injuries.