News : A well-known runner and cyclist dies after being run over in Estepona

News :

A well-known runner and cyclist dies after being run over in Estepona

Mario Zumaquero, in a file image

Another story that we wish we could not tell, but that unfortunately indicates that this type of thing continues to happen on our roads. The well-known popular runner and cyclist Mario Zumaquero Gómez, a regular of popular tests in the Malaga area, after being run over on the A-7 motorway as it passed through Estepona, as reported by the Emergency 112 Andalusia service.

Organizer and participant in many mountain races

Zumaquero used to participate even as an organizer in many tests of ‘trail running’, a modality of which he was in love. “Today is a sad day for Ojen and for sports. They have run over our friend Mario Zumaquero and fled. Mario has passed away. I hope they find the culprits. MARIO D.E.P. My condolences to the family ”, the mayor of Ojén José Antonio Gómez, the town from which the athlete originated, has published on his social networks.

Grief and rage in the athletic community

The event occurred around 06.50 am, when several drivers have alerted 112 to the accident, which took place at kilometer 167 of the aforementioned highway. Upon arrival at the accident point, the medical services have only been able to confirm the death of the cyclist, a 44-year-old man, according to the Andalusian ‘Diario Sur’. A terrible news that the cuenta Trail Andalucía ’Twitter account has also lamented with the following message:“ Very sad day for the Andalusian Trail. He has been run over and a companion has died. A car has run over and killed Mario while training with his bicycle. Rest in peace mate. ENOUGH ALREADY !!!"

We join in mourning and vigorously denouncing these types of acts that are usually punished much less severely than they should be.

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