British woman, 27, is killed in mountain bike crash in front of her husband while cycling through Italian woods
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A British woman has been killed while cycling on a path in woods on the Brescia side of Lake Garda in Italy around 10am this morning.
The unidentified 27-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries after being thrown from her bike as she descended a steep downhill trail.
Her partner called paramedics who raced to the scene but despite attempts to revive her they were unable to save the woman, despite her safety helmet.
The tragedy happened at an area called Navazzo di Gargnano on the shores of Lake Garda in northern Italy, an area popular with British holidaymakers.
Pictures from the scene showed police cars blocking the trail as officers they carried out an examination of the trail track which is untarmacked.
The woman and her husband had just completed a tour of the Dolomites as they came to the end of their holiday on Lake Garda.
Police pictured on the scene after a woman fell from a bike and died in Italy this morning
Pictured: people attend the scene of the incident in Navazzo di Gargnano near Lake Garda
Despite wearing a crash helmet, the impact of her fall was ‘very violent’ and she died instantly, her husband witness to the fall.
An emergency helicopter was dispatched from Verona and hospitalised the woman’s 27-year-old husband, who was in a state of shock.
The woman was riding a ‘gravel bike’, capable of going offroad, on the track when she fell, Il Giorno reported.
A source said the couple had arrived last week and were due to return to the UK on Saturday from nearby Verona.
They added:’It’s a very steep trail and although the woman was wearing a helmet she was thrown quite violently and there was nothing that could be done.
‘It’s not a tarmacked road it’s a gravel track so it can be a bit tricky getting down there.’
The woman’s partner was taken to hospital and treated for shock while a helicopter that was dispatched to the scene was called back after it emerged she had passed away.
The woman was cycling on the Via Mezzane in Brescia, near Lake Garda (pictured)
File image shows an Italian air ambulance in June 2022. An emergency helicopter was dispatched from Verona but was unable to help the woman, who died on impact
A police spokesman told MailOnline: ‘I can confirm that a 27-year-old British woman has died after an accident while cycling near Lake Garda.
‘The circumstances are still being investigated and officers are preparing a report.
‘The woman’s partner raised the alarm and he was taken to hospital but was not injured although very shocked.
‘We are in the process of alerting the British authorities so next of kin can be informed.’
Guidebooks describe the mountain trails around Lake Garda as ‘stunningly beautiful’.
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