Eugenio Serrano was hit Monday at a stretch without sidewalks or crosswalks along which each year hundreds of pilgrims Camino de Santiago.
Drivers who travel daily on the road linking the A-67 Myopia, Mort era and Lynches were accustomed to seeing this man of 66 years walking around with his staff, his straw hat and yellow safety vest. Neighbors say the victim had had more than one accident while crossing “dangerous places”.
He had a hard time walking and made it very, very slowly, but every day of the year, rain or heat, Eugenio Serrano ran scarce kilometer from home to the gas station Myopia with unwavering determination. He does not hesitate to leave the sidewalk that runs along the luxurious villas of Myopia and disappears up to the station FEVE to continue walking along a very narrow shoulder, with his side going 50 or 60 mph car. More than one driver had to dodge at the last moment in the same place where he was hit two days ago. And more than one had to slam on the brakes at the roundabout Myopia because Eugenio Serrano was crossing the road station. But he was not the only guy that played in that stretch, poorly lit, no sidewalks or crosswalks. There come every year hundreds of pilgrims way to Santiago de Compostable where you can also cross.
“Everyone here knew that one day he had a car ahead” Mort era said a neighbor who prefers that his name does not appear in the newspaper. “I myself have ever had to dodge.” For many locals it was a death foretold, but as someone did for him was to give a reflective vest for cars will look better.
Eugenio Serrano worked all his life in a farm of Myopia, but did not accumulate money or property and started a family. When he retired a few years ago there was nothing, but then ceded pattern until one block at El Adrenal (Myopia) surrounded by luxury homes, to at least have a roof to sleep. It is also that, in the absence of known family is taking care of funeral arrangements.
A man died after being hit in Bizana Clinic near Myopia.
On Monday, as so often, Eugenio Serrano down the hill to make a purchase at the gas station when he was hit at the beginning of the bridge over the train tracks, where the hump very difficult vision. The Civil Guard Traffic is investigating the circumstances of the accident, but since the body of Eugenio Serrano was found in the lane that runs from Mort era and the vehicle that hit circulated to Mort era, it looks like it was hit when was crossing . It was at nine, at night. Its reflective clothing did not appear anywhere.
Eugenio Serrano’s death is the fifth produced this year in Cantabria for injuries. A few days ago, on 16 October, two women died run over by a car in Leganes. May 13, another woman died hit by a truck on the market of Laredo. And on March 30, a man died after being hit by a car at the intersection of Castillo (Arguer).