The accident happened yesterday afternoon at about 4.15pm. It is understood another person also riding a motorised scooter was also injured when he or she tried to help rescue the woman but full details have yet to emerge. Other family members were said to have been present, including an eight-year-old boy.
The Spanish press are reporting that the motorised scooter, apparently rented, left the road for some reason and drove off the hillside in a location difficult to access.
The “barranco” is very steep with huge stone boulders.
Firefighters rushed to the scene in the Paraje de la Cruz de Benidorm, located in the Natural Park of Serra Gelada in Benidorm.
“The fire brigade was sent to the emergency with several vehicles, with the primary aim of rescuing the injured persons as quickly as possible,” reported informacion.es.
“On arrival, the firefighters collaborated with the troops of the Local Police of Benidorm and Health Technicians SAMU, who performed resuscitation techniques on a woman, not obtaining positive results.”
The rescue operation lasted about two hours.
Police have opened an investigation into the cause of the accident and are inspecting the motorised scooter to see if it complied with all the legal safety requirements.