AN 88-YEAR -OLD man was injured after being hit by a hire car in the centre of Torrevieja on Monday.
The accident occurred at around 1.15pm on Monday afternoon on calle Azorin.
The man was hit by the hire car as he crossed the street and was left lying on the pavement.
A doctor who happened to be at the scene advised the man not to move whilst they waited for emergency services to arrive.
Minutes later, Policia Local officers arrived followed by a SAMU ambulance.
The man remained on the pavement and complained of severe pain in his back and arms. He was taken to the University Hospital of Torrevieja with polytrauma.
The man was not crossing the street at a pedestrian crossing.