Brit smashes Mercedes into a Costa Blanca petrol station leaving one customer dead and another injured


A BRITISH woman has killed one person and left another seriously injured after smashing into a Costa Blanca petrol station in a Mercedes.

The horror smash happened around 5pm local time this afternoon at the filling station near the small town of Benitachell a 30-minute drive north of Benidorm.

The horror crash left one person dead and another one seriously injured


The horror crash left one person dead and another one seriously injuredCredit: Solarpix

The driver believed to be 48 years old, was left unharmed after smashing into the front of the petrol station shop and reportedly crossing through the premises at speed before exiting the other side.

It is not clear if she lived in the area or was on holiday and whether she has been formally arrested.

A witness said the driver had entered the petrol station “at speed” although this has not yet been confirmed by police.

The person who died, an 84-year-old Spanish man, is thought to have been paying for petrol.

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The other casualty, a woman who suffered injuries which included a broken leg, has also been described locally as a customer.

Police have not yet revealed whether the Brit driver tested positive for drink or drugs in tests routinely performed on drivers after road traffic incidents.

Benitachell has become a popular place for expats to reside as it is close to popular Costa Blanca resorts like Javea or neighbouring Moraira and property is cheaper than on the coast a short drive away.

An investigation into the incident was underway by the Civil Guard.

The horror crash happened at a BP petrol station on the road from Benitachell to Javea.

Earlier this month a British teenager died while on holiday after being crushed by his overturned quad bike.

The bike is thought to have deviated from the road in Zakynthos, fatally injuring the 19-year-old.

The accident happened in the town of Benitachell, near Benidorm


The accident happened in the town of Benitachell, near BenidormCredit: Solarpix

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