12 Sep, 2023 @ 17:15
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Elderly woman is killed after being struck by an electric scooter in Estepona on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Electric scooters will be BANNED on all Renfe trains in Spain from this day in December
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AN ELDERLY woman has died after she was hit on Friday by an electric scooter in Estepona, on Spain’s Costa del Sol. 

The incident happened as she was crossing the road at a crosswalk. 

Officers from the local police were soon on the scene, where they found the lady laid out on the tarmac. 

She was initially treated by medical staff from the Hospital Vithas, before being transferred to the Hospital Costa del Sol. 

Nothing could be done to save her, however, and she died from her injuries according to Spanish media reports.

Under Spanish law, electric scooters are not permitted on pavements, in pedestrian areas, motorways or tunnels in urban areas. They are also limited to a speed of 25km/h, according to the DGT traffic authority.

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Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter has been living in Madrid since the year 2000 and has worked as a journalist and translator practically since he arrived. For 16 years he was at the English Edition of Spanish daily EL PAÍS, editing the site from 2014 to 2022, and is currently one of the Spain reporters at The Times. He is also a voice actor, and can be heard telling passengers to "mind the gap" on Spain's AVLO high-speed trains.

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