The incident occurred on the coast road from Alcudia to Puerto Pollensa. | Vasil Vasilev

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The Guardia Civil have opened a full investigation into the death of a 63-year-old British woman, Hillary J., who was knocked down and killed today along the sea front road which runs between Alcudia and Puerto Pollensa.

The tragic accident happened at 08.35 not far from the popular restaurant Can Cuarassa.

According to emergency service sources, the victim had been speed walking with a friend when they suddenly crossed the road in an area where there are no traffic signs right into the path of an oncoming Mercedes Sprinter van which was unable to avoid colliding with the woman.

She suffered serious multiple injuries and the local police, Guardia Civil, a member of the local PAC medical centre and a team of 061 paramedics were quickly on the scene. They battled to save her life but sadly there was nothing that could be done.

The Guardia Civil's Trafico closed one of the lanes off to traffic while the emergency services cared for the injured woman and later as officers gathered evidence from the scene. The Guardia Civil questioned a number of eye witnesses as well as the 32-year-old van driver.