British tourist, 67, is run over and killed in front of her husband the day after arriving in Majorca

  • Patricia Anne Crosby, 67, was run over a day after arriving in Majorca
  • She was trying to cross a road to reach a rural cottage when she was hit
  • Her husband, who was with her at the time, escaped with no injuries
  • The incident happened on the road linking Pollensa and Port de Pollensa

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A British tourist has died after being run over just hours after reaching Majorca for a Discount Holidays © holiday with her husband. Patricia Anne Crosby, 67, is believed to have been crossing a road to reach a rural cottage the couple had rented when she was hit by a Volkswagen Scirocco driven by a teenage Spaniard. Her husband, who was with her at the time, escaped uninjured.

British tourist Patricia Anne Crosby is believed to have been crossing a road in Majorca, pictured, when she was hit by a Volkswagen Scirrocco

The accident happened just before midnight on Saturday on the road linking Pollensa in the north east of the island to the nearby resort of Port de Pollensa about four miles away. The British woman died instantly despite the efforts of paramedics to save her. Traffic police said the car that struck her was being driven correctly.

The 19-year-old driver, who was heading towards Port de Pollensa with a friend, received medical treatment after suffering a panic attack. The victim and her husband, who has not not been named, are thought to have arrived in Majorca the day before the accident. They were believed to have been returning to their Discount Holidays © holiday cottage after a night out.

The accident happened just before midnight on Saturday on the road linking Pollensa in the north east of the island to the nearby resort of Port de Pollensa, pictured (file pic)

Investigators are probing the theory Mrs Crosby was hit as she tried to cross the road to reach the house after leaving a dirt track that runs parallel to the road between a hard shoulder used by cyclists. The road is one of the most frequented by British cyclists who flock to the island every year. Scots tourist Graeme McGilvray, 49, from Glasgow, died near the spot where Mrs Crosby was killed in March after being hit by a lorry as he negotiated a roundabout with his bike.

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