Irish tourist dies after being hit by car in Spain's Marbella

Josh Begley-Taylor was on a night out with friends in the Costa del Sol’s party capital when he was tragically struck.

The young Irishman, in his early 20s, died at the scene in the early hours of Monday morning.

His friend also sustained a broken leg.

Friends say he was in ‘great spirits after a horse and carriage ride’ around the town and was out celebrating being away from lockdown.

Mr Begley-Taylor posted a video on Instagram at around midnight on Monday of his friends taking the horse-drawn coach tour around Marbella.

“It was around 9pm (on Monday) just as it was getting dark,” said José Jimenez Zamora who was their horse coach driver.

“They were all behaving well and having fun. There were three men in my coach and three more men in the coach behind. There were no problems at all.”

It was some time after that that Mr Begley-Taylor, who was a graduate of Saint Mary’s School in Dublin, was hit by a car, sources close to the family said.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it was aware of the death and that consular officials were providing assistance.

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