Driver Flies Across 3 Lanes After Head-On Tunnel Smash

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCEN

Video Credit: CEN/Servei Catala de Transit (SCT)

This is the moment a driver in a tunnel veers into the wrong lane and crashes head-on into an oncoming car sending him spinning in the air across three lanes.

The startling incident took place in the tunnel in Vallvidrera in the city of Barcelona in the eastern Spanish region of Catalonia and was recorded by a CCTV camera.

In the clip, traffic can be seen circulating in the bust tunnel when one driver, named in reports as A.G.C., 53, begins veering into the oncoming lane.

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Pictures Credit: CEN/Servei Catala de Transit (SCT)

His car clips one vehicle before it careers head-on into another vehicle, sending his estate spinning in the air across the three lanes.

All three cars involved come to a halt as they block the tunnel. Local media report A.G.C., who lives in the nearby town of Sant Cugat del Valles, was taken to the Clinic Hospital of Barcelona with serious injuries but was declared dead a day later.

Another person, who has not been named, was seriously injured and two others suffered light injuries.

Local media report the accident may have been caused by A.G.C. becoming distracted.

The Catalan Traffic Service highlighted the importance of focusing while driving avoiding the use the mobile phones and other devices to prevent fatal accidents.

Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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