British Woman Hospitalised After Hire Car Trauma


British Woman Hospitalised After Hire Car Trauma – A British woman passed out in Malaga when she realised a hire company had given her a yellow Citroen Cactus

British Woman Hospitalised After Hire Car Trauma

British Woman Hospitalised After Hire Car Trauma

42 year old Cheryl North from Birmingham arrived on a Ryanair flight to Malaga airport with her boyfriend Clifton, 24, also from Birmingham.  When she went to pick up her hire car from local firm Car Shaft she passed out and had to be rushed to hospital.  Medical experts are saying that she was suffering from extreme shock, after seeing the yellow Citroen Cactus which had been presented to her.

Yellow Urine

When she came round later, Cheryl told Costa Del Sol Update “Actually I’m not from Birmingham, I’m from Smethwick.  I thought I’d booked a proper car, I don’t even know what that was.  The colour was like urine yellow, not normal wee but the wee you get after you drink Berocca, and those rubber things on the side, and that stupid window at the back, it was all too much.  I couldn’t bare the thought of having to get in that, then the next thing I knew I was here in hospital”.


A Spanish ambulance, similar to the one which rushed Cheryl to hospital in Malaga


Jose McFlurry from Costa Rental Association People said “we’ve been palming these things off on tourists who don’t know what they’re booking for months.  We show them a picture of a Ford Focus then write in small letters ‘or similar’ next to it.  By the time they get the keys to the Citreon Cactus it is too late”.

Compensation Claim

Cheryl said “Something needs to be done about this before someone is seriously injured.  No one should be expected to drive something so ridiculous.  If I’d been an old person I might not have survived this kind of shock. It completely ruined my holiday.  I’ve put in for compensation, but it’s not about the money, I don’t want this to happen to anyone else”.

A representative from Citroen responded to the news.  “I ave never eerd anytheeng so ridicooloos in all my life.  Are you sure zis was not a Peugeot?”

If you’ve suffered an injury after seeing a Citroen Cactus, please let us know in the comments section.

Written by Tiff Needell, Costa Del Sol Update

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  1. With all the tourism as expected for this year, may God help us Over the Bridge!

    Did you read about the “Space Invaders” of Málaga? Some artist put Space Invaders, in tiles (very Andalucian!!!) on many protected heritage buildings in Málaga. Big issue at the moment in the local papers. I think a fantastic art project. Authorities forget, the whole game was about eliminating those Space Invaders for points. While points are just points. Extra money from tourism in Spain does not land in the pueblos. It lands in the pockets of the Spanish Happy Few. Even more funny, the “young” political party of Spain, Podemos, was the first to object against this sacrilage. (Pissing in my nickers now, laughing.) Even for “young” Spanisch politics , an old old old school game like Space Invaders is too modern! They are supposed to be shot down, you stupid Word Perfect experts!

    Art. It is as sacred as the Holy Virgin. No multas please! Lets try to make summer as pleasant as possible. Do not kick out Pablo Picasso twice, please. See the pun, the artistic joke. And laugh with me. This old Space Invader will buy you a beer.

  2. ANY art loves you. Think twice before you respond. It is an honor. Even when you are not in the mood or have other plans.

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