British tourist killed by 4x4 in Canary Islands

British tourist killed by 4x4 in Canary Islands

A British tourist has died after being hit by a car in Furterventura in the Canary Islands.

Darren Laurie, 29, was knocked down by a 4x4 as he walked back to his hotel after receiving treatment for a head injury at a hospital, reports the Scottish Sun.

It is believed he had fallen while watching football at a pub in Puerto Lajas.

His dad, John, said an ambulance took Darren and his brother-in-law Matthew Brown to hospital after he slipped on a step at the pub.

Matthew went back to the hotel for insurance papers, while Darren waited to be seen.

On his way back to his resort at around 10pm, Darren went to cross an unlit road, and was hit by the 4x4, whose driver is now assisting police with their investigation.

Darren worked as a delivery driver for Asda, and had two young children, Luke and Alana.

His wife Kiarina is said to be "devastated".

John told the Scottish Sun: "We've been told he only had three pints and wasn't drunk but slipped on a step." He added that Darren had "doted" on his children.

A Foreign Office spokesman told the Daily Mail: "We are aware of the death of a British national in Fuerteventura on 12 May.

"We are providing consular assistance to his family at this difficult time."

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