The coast road where the incident occurred is known for being dangerous.


A British resident who lives right in front of where 62-year-old Briton Hilary Jennings was knocked down and killed on the Pollensa to Alcudia road on Tuesday morning has launched a petition to improve safety along the stretch of road.

Oliver Bray from London, who has lived next to the restaurant Can Cuarassa for the past year, said that he saw the aftermath of the accident while his neighbour heard the whole thing.

"She was cleaning her porch. She heard a honk, the screeching of brakes locking up, then the impact. She was first on the scene," Oliver told the Bulletin today.

"Sadly, this accident has been waiting to happen. It’s a national road. Just fifty metres down the road, the limit drops to 70kmph, but it’s not enough. Nearby we’ve got a family hotel and kite surf school, so adults and children are constantly crossing the road to get to the beach.

"I don’t know who is responsible, the traffic department or local council, but I’ve spoken to the hotel and they’re on board, so is the kite surf school and all of my neighbours. We want action taken to prevent an accident of this kind happening again.

"Either the 70 kmph zone is expanded or speed bumps are installed to slow people down as they near the port. I’ve watched and heard cars flying along this stretch of road, not to mention motorbikes, which get up to speeds of 120 or 130 kmph. Something has got to done.

"We’ve got a four-year-old and we’re always so careful. The authorities could start by putting up better road signs, alerting drivers that there are a lot of pedestrians around, crossing the road back and forth to the beach. I don’t want to make commuters’ lives a misery, the road is very handy, but I think safety has to be increased after this tragic accident.

"I’ve set up a petition in English - it will eventually be in Catalan and Castilian - on, but I also intend to simply go knocking on doors to get as many signatures as I can for the campaign for a safer road."

To sign the petition go to: