LECCE – More blood on the roads of Salento in a tragic afternoon that marks the death, in the last few hours, of a young 28-year-old centaur, Davide Papa, originally from Gallipoli, who was involved in a road accident while traveling, riding his motorcycle, highway 101 southbound.
For reasons still under investigation, the young motorcyclist was heading from Lecce to Gallipoli aboard a Yamaha R6 when, after passing some cars that preceded him, at the junction for Nardò, perhaps after hitting one of the vehicles after overtaking, he lost control of the vehicle. After a series of caramboles, the bike violently impacted the asphalt, dismembering and curling up on itself, and ending its race at the edge of the roadway.
The young centaur, thrown from the saddle, slammed violently on the asphalt and following the strong impact he practically died instantly. Another car, a BMW, was directly involved in the accident, but the occupants did not report any physical consequences. The dynamics are still to be verified.
On the spot the rush of emergency vehicles: the 118 health workers, who arrived with a medical car and an ambulance, could not help but ascertain the death of the young man. The police forces arrived on the spot have taken steps to divert traffic and make the roads safe. For the findings, a patrol of the Lecce traffic police arrived.
State road 101 was temporarily closed to traffic, in both directions, between the Copertino-Galatina and Nardò junctions, to allow safe interventions and surveys. Traffic was diverted to the coplanars with directions on the spot. The Anas personnel who intervened restored the traffic as soon as the verification and clearing operations of the carriageway were completed.