Tragedy as Alicante teenager dies after accident



Tragedy as an Alicante teenager dies after an accident Credit: Pixabay

Tragedy as a teenager from Alicante dies after an accident while preparing for an equestrian competition.

Sadly, a 16-year-old from Alicante has died after spending several days in hospital after suffering an accident while preparing for a horse riding competition last Friday. The teenager spent several days in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Valencia, before tragically passing away.

According to Europa Press, the teenager fell from a horse and was hit by a horseshoe.

The teenager will be sadly missed and had been a student at Carmelitas College. The young teenager was well known in Alicante and was part of the Moors and Christians festival and was a member of the Contrabandistas troop in Alicante. Many people have taken to social media to pay tribute and share their condolences for this sad death. Condolences have been passed on to the family.

A tribute on Facebook read: “You left too early, fate had other plans for you.

“You lit up our fashion shows with your skill and stole our hearts with your kindness and sympathy from the first moment.

“You will always be with us because you have settled in our hearts, but nothing can calm this great pain that we have.”

Many organizations including the Neighborhood Festivities Board of Directors offered their condolences to the family after the terrible tragedy.

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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Previously, she worked in the NHS for 15 years until moving to Spain in 2018. She enjoys the Spanish way of life, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains of Almeria, where she enjoys being part of a rural community made up of expatriates and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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