Woman riding mobility scooter dies in cliff fall

A British passenger died on Wednesday when she was driving a mobility scooter that was crossing a Spanish hiking trail into a deep nature park ravine.

The 58-year-old woman, whose identity has not been disclosed, was on a hiking trail when her scooter fell off the side.

An unidentified accomplice, who was also in a buggy, was injured when he tried to save her from falling to the bottom of the steep valley.

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Rescuers use a device to move the body of a woman who died after falling off a cliff while riding a mobility scooter in Benidorm, Spain, Wednesday, August 24, 2022.
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Police are investigating a tragedy at the Serra Gelada nature park near Benidorm on Spain’s Mediterranean coast. The park is known for its spectacular views from ravines about 1,000 feet deep.

Provincial firefighters in Alicante province dispatched several vehicles and, with the help of local police and emergency medical technicians, conducted a two-hour operation to retrieve the woman’s body.

Police are also probing whether the electric vehicle complies with the safety rules. The woman is said to have died immediately after suffering a head injury while falling in the Paragli de la Cruz.

Benidorm, on Spain’s Costa Blanca, is popular with British tourists, and their use of mobility scooters is increasing.

More than 10 rental businesses at the resort offer visitors the opportunity to rent a vehicle. Rental rates at some dealers range from €10 ($10) per day, €50 ($50) per week, €160 ($159) per month. The scooters can achieve speeds of up to 5 mph with a range of 6 to 20 miles.

The death in Spain came when a woman in her 50s using a wheelchair drowned after entering the sea in Ireland earlier this summer.

According to local media reports, the incident took place on June 27 at Dun Laoghaire Wharf near Dublin, which is a popular walking spot.

The Dublin Coastguard helped recover the woman’s body.

A spokesman for Ireland’s national police service, Gardai, said the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death were being investigated.

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Rescuers use a device to move the body of a woman who died after falling off a cliff while riding a mobility scooter in Benidorm, Spain, Wednesday, August 24, 2022.
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The statement said: “Gardai is investigating all the circumstances when the body of a woman in her 50s was recovered from the water in Doon Laoghaire at 2:30 pm today, Monday, June 27. Her body He has since been shifted to the mortuary. In Loughlinstown where the postmortem will take place later.”

According to the British Department of Transport, scooter users should avoid alcohol while driving. People with severely limited vision or blindness should not use scooters, the agency said, while persons using drugs should also avoid scooters.

According to the UK Department of Transport, users are required to maintain their scooters in good order, while they are also encouraged to use reflective markers and wear reflective clothing while driving.

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