British woman, 58, dies after electric scooter crashes down cliff in Benidorm

Police are reportedly investigating the cause of the incident and are checking the scooter met all legal safety requirements

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A 58-year-old British woman has died after crashing down a cliff in an electric scooter in Benidorm, Spain.

The woman reportedly drove over the cliff edge in the Serra Gelada Natural Park, with her eight-year-old grandson who suffered injuries, according to Spanish media.

Fire crews were called to the scene at around 4.15pm on Wednesday in an operation that lasted around two hours.

A 58-year-old British woman has died after crashing down a cliff in an electric scooter in Benidorm
A 58-year-old British woman has died after crashing down a cliff in an electric scooter in Benidorm
Emergency services rushed to the scene
Emergency services rushed to the scene

The fire brigade sent several engines to the scene as they attempted to rescue anyone injured in the incident.

They collaborated with troops from the local police of Benidorm and Health Technicians SAMU, who performed resuscitation techniques on the woman, but she was unable to be rescued, informacion.es reported.

A Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office spokesperson said: “We are supporting the family of a British woman who has died in Spain and are in touch with local authorities.”

Police are reportedly investigating the cause of the accident and are checking the scooter met all legal safety requirements.

It is understood that the vehicles were rented.