A woman is killed and her daughter seriously injured in a buggy excursion accident
A 61-year-old female tourist was killed yesterday afternoon (Monday) in a buggy accident whilst on an excursion with a buggy company from Costa Teguise, in one of the areas of roferos, which is located between Guatiza and the towns of El Mojón and Teseguite in the east of Lanzarote.
The passenger in the buggy, her 45-year-old daughter, was also seriously injured in the accident and was taken to the José Molina Orosa Hospital in Arrecife after they plunged down a 20-metre drop into a ravine onto rocks after losing control of the vehicle.
Once the accident occurred, at around 2pm on Sunday afternoon, several patrols from the Guardia Civil, Teguise Local Police, two ambulances, and the Fire Brigade quickly went to the scene in an area that was difficult to access but could not save the woman’s life who died instantly from the impact.
Her daughter is currently in critical condition in intensive care, where she is receiving emergency treatment for the injuries she sustained in the accident.
It is believed that the two women are of South African nationality, the daughter on holiday from her country, and her mother on holiday from the UK where she was currently residing.
The Guardia Civil have opened an investigation into the cause of the accident, and sources close to it point to the possibility that the driver could have been reckless at the wheel, or possibly speeding around bends, or was going too fast to stop in time before going over the edge, but, for the moment, the specific causes have not been disclosed.
The buggy company has refused to comment to the press at this moment in time during the investigation.
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