Horror as van mows down British women in Tenerife

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Two British women have been injured, one of them seriously, in a hit-and-run accident on the holiday island of Tenerife. One of the women suffered a severe head injury. The women are believed to be a mother and her daughter.

Police are now searching for a van which mowed them down after mounting the pavement and sped away from the scene.

It is not known if the two women were on holiday in Tenerife and their ages have not been released.

Both were taken to hospital.

The hit-and-run happened at 8.30pm on Sunday night near the holiday resort of Golf del Sur in the south of the island.

The two women were walking from the shopping area of Las Chafiras back to the Golf del Sur.

A van mounted the pavement and smashed into the back of them.

One of the women suffered a “severe cranial trauma” and was rushed to hospital near the capital of Santa Cruz.

The other woman was taken to another hospital in the south of the island with rib injuries.


Local and national police rushed to the scene, together with medics and the Civil Guard.

Police have opened an investigation and are talking to witnesses.

They have also launched a search for the van, which was white and believed to have a “significant dent” in the front.

A Spanish newspaper reports that numerous witnesses saw what happened, telling the police the driver braked after the collision but after spotting the two women lying on the ground, sped off at speed.

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The driver was a man.

There have been no updates given about the condition of the two victims.

Additional reporting by Rita Sobot

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