Head-on collision causes death in Ponte Nova Portimão

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 05-07-2021 16:48:00 · 1 Comments

One person died and two were slightly injured as a result of a head-on collision that occurred on 5 July on Estrada Nacional (EN) 125, at Ponte Nova Estrada de Portimão (one of the bridges that gives access to the city), according Lusa News Agency.

According to a source from the District Command for Relief Operations (CDOS) in Faro, the accident occurred at 11:50 am, causing the death of a 73-year-old woman and light injuries to two men.

A source from the Republican National Guard (GNR) told Lusa that the accident "involved two light vehicles, which collided head-on, the causes that motivated the head-on collision is unknown."

The Traffic Accident Criminal Investigation Nucleus (NICAV) of the GNR is investigating the reasons that caused the accident, said the source.

The same source indicated that the accident forced the diversion of road traffic towards Faro/Lagos to the locality of Estombar, in the municipality of Lagoa.

In the direction of Lagos/Faro, traffic was diverted to the roundabout providing access to the hospital in Portimão.

Assistance and relief operations for victims involved 20 firefighters from Portimão, National Institute of Medical Emergency (INEM), Portuguese Cruz Vermelha and GNR, supported by nine vehicles.

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Just about the only place on the A125 to overtake ... and they cannot even do that is a safe manner .. what possesses them to be so stupid?

By Douglas Struthers from Algarve on 06-07-2021 12:21
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