BENIDORM – A British woman has died after her electric scooter went down a steep hillside in Benidorm. The accident happened at around 4.00 pm on Wednesday.
The 58-year-old grandmother was on a family outing when the electric scooter she was riding allegedly went out of control. It plunged down a steep hillside covered in rocks and boulders. The group were on the Camino de la Cruz near the Villamarina building in the Serra Gelada Natural Park when the accident happened and she went off the road.
An 8-year-old boy, believed to be her grandson witnessed the incident and suffered minor injuries as he tried to reach her.
Unable to resuscitate
The provincial fire brigade, ambulance service and local police officers who rushed there with several vehicles were unable to help the woman. Despite attempts to resuscitate the lady, she was pronounced dead at the scene. Thereafter, the fire department were able to took some time to remove the deceased from the slope. In total, the emergency services spent around two hours at the location.
Electric scooter safety requirements
According to local reports, the scooters had been rented. Therefore, police have opened an investigation to check the scooter complied with all all relevant safety regulations.
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