BRITISH VICTIMS IN FATAL ROAD CRASH
BRITISH and Russian nationals were involved in a head-on crash on the Ondara-Dénia road on Saturday afternoon in which a 55-yearold woman died at the scene.
Emergency services say a woman aged 47, travelling with her teenage daughter, entered the wrong lane on the CV-725 northbound close to the motorway entrance, narrowly missing an oncoming car, whose female driver suffered minor injuries.
A vehicle behind her was unable to swerve in time and was hit from the front.
Firefighters had to cut a man free from the wreckage and he was treated for a panic attack before being rushed to Dénia Hospital with serious injuries, the nature of which have not been revealed.
His wife, 55, was treated on site, but died within minutes.
The woman who caused the accident is also said to be badly injured, complaining of extreme pains in her back and neck, and her daughter escaped with cuts and bruises.
Police had to shut the highway at 14.30, minutes after the accident, and it did not reopen until 17.00 Saturday evening.
This is the second crash in the same place on the CV725 in as many months – the previous accident involved three cars and left several drivers and passengers injured, although no fatalities have been reported.
Much-loved Lady Elizabeth School teacher killed
The woman who lost her life in the Ondara-Dénia road crash was later named as Pilar Gaughan, head of English as a Second Language (ESOL) at the Lady Elizabeth School, where she had taught for 17 years.
Devastated staff and current and former pupils piled into Dénia crematorium on Tuesday for her funeral, and tributes have poured in with condolences for her husband Lee and family.
Broken-hearted pupils describe her as ‘fantastic’ and a teacher who ‘taught from the heart’, and one who will be very sadly missed.
The CV-725, which runs behind Dénia Hospital