A 47-year-old British cyclist has lost his life after being hit from behind by a driver in Menorca on Easter Sunday. According to Mallorca Confidencial, the motorist failed a blood alcohol test.
The incident occurred at around 11am on the road between Alcaufar, on Menorca's east coast, and Sant Lluis, a little way inland.
Paramedics were unable to save the life of the man and he died at the scene. The driver was arrested and is now being held in police custody.
It was initially reported that the driver was also a Briton, but it has since been revealed that he is a 25-year-old American. His reading of 35 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath is the current legal limit in England and Wales but in Spain the standard limit is 25.
The cyclist, who has been identified as Phillip Rasmussen, is said to have been quite well known in the area, where he had a holiday home. The driver has not yet been named.
A spokeswoman from the Foreign Office, said: “We have offered bereavement advice to the family following the death of a British man in Menorca.”