Guardia Civil at a road accident. (Archive image.) | Alejandro Sepúlveda


A 51-year-old motorcyclist, identified as D.R.L., died on Friday morning after colliding head-on with a truck on the road between Porreres and Vilafranca.

Emergency services were called shortly before 11am. The motorcyclist, who was heading in the Porreres direction on the MA-5101, had lost control of his Suzuki GSX-R on a bend and collided with the truck.

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As a result of the impact, he was thrown several metres into a field. Paramedics were unable to save him; death had been almost instantaneous.

The Guardia Civil are attributing the fatal accident to motorcyclist error.