A WOMAN out walking her dog has been knocked down and killed in Javea.
According to reports in the Spanish press, the victim has been named as Elena, a 50-year-old Russian who lived in the municipality.
The accident happened when the woman was using the zebra crossing on the Avenida Juan Carlos I and was hit by a car going in the direction of Javea port.
The victim was dragged for around 50 metres by the car during which she suffered her fatal injuries, mainly to her head.
Her pet dog was also killed instantly in the collision. Paramedics from the SAMU emergency services called to the scene tried to revive the woman without success and was eventually declared dead after just a few minutes.
It’s understood that the dead woman lived with her son in an apartment on Finca del Castillo for a number of years, and many of her neighbours rushed out on to the street as soon as the accident occurred.
Local police at the scene took a statement from the young driver, who it’s understood never saw the woman and her dog as she crossed the road.