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6 The Portugal News •  19 May 2018                                 News


      British relatives injured in crash on                                                                                Ferry



      Algarve motorway                                                                       N N N N N  CARRIE-MARIE BRATLEY  between

                                                                                                                           Madeira and
      Fourteen British tourists who were all part of the same extended family, plus a Portuguese driver, were injured in a
      Fourteen British tourists who were all part of the same extended family, plus a Portuguese driver, were injured in a
      Fourteen British tourists who were all part of the same extended family, plus a Portuguese driver, were injured in a
      Fourteen British tourists who were all part of the same extended family, plus a Portuguese driver, were injured in a
      Fourteen British tourists who were all part of the same extended family, plus a Portuguese driver, were injured in a
                                                                                                                           mainland
      horrific accident involving a bus and cement mixer, early on  Wednesday morning, on the Algarve’s A22 motorway.
      horrific accident involving a bus and cement mixer, early on  Wednesday morning, on the Algarve’s A22 motorway.
      horrific accident involving a bus and cement mixer, early on  Wednesday morning, on the Algarve’s A22 motorway.
      horrific accident involving a bus and cement mixer, early on  Wednesday morning, on the Algarve’s A22 motorway.
      horrific accident involving a bus and cement mixer, early on  Wednesday morning, on the Algarve’s A22 motorway.
                                                                                              some 72 kilometres east.
                                                                                              A statement from the British  Portugal
                                                                                              Embassy confirmed they all
                                                                                              belonged to the same extended
                                                                                              family. It is not yet known what  could launch
                                                                                Fourteen
                                                                                Fourteen      part of the UK the tourists are
                                                                                Fourteen
                                                                                Fourteen
                                                                                Fourteen
                                                                                British
                                                                                British       from, but they are believed to be
                                                                                British
                                                                                British
                                                                                British
                                                                                tourists plus  aged between 9 and 77.      next month
                                                                                tourists plus
                                                                                tourists plus
                                                                                tourists plus
                                                                                tourists plus
                                                                                the
                                                                                the           “We are offering support to a
                                                                                the
                                                                                the
                                                                                the
                                                                                Portuguese
                                                                                Portuguese    British family following a traffic
                                                                                Portuguese
                                                                                Portuguese
                                                                                Portuguese
                                                                                driver were
                                                                                driver were                                A ferry between
                                                                                driver were
                                                                                driver were
                                                                                driver were
                                                                                injured in an  accident in the Algarve, and our
                                                                                injured in an
                                                                                injured in an
                                                                                injured in an
                                                                                injured in an
                                                                                accident
                                                                                accident      staff are in contact with the hospital  Madeira and mainland
                                                                                accident
                                                                                accident
                                                                                accident
                                                                                involving a
                                                                                involving a   services”, the Embassy said.
                                                                                involving a
                                                                                involving a
                                                                                involving a
                                                                                bus and
                                                                                bus and       The accident, which happened  Portugal could,
                                                                                bus and
                                                                                bus and
                                                                                bus and
                                                                                cement mixer,  near the Areeiro Tunnel between
                                                                                cement mixer,
                                                                                cement mixer,
                                                                                cement mixer,
                                                                                cement mixer,
                                                                                early on
                                                                                early on      Loulé and Faro at just before 8am,  reportedly, be
                                                                                early on
                                                                                early on
                                                                                early on
                                                                                Wednesday
                                                                                Wednesday     resulted in this particular stretch of
                                                                                Wednesday
                                                                                Wednesday
                                                                                Wednesday
                                                                                morning, on
                                                                                morning, on   the motorway being closed as  launched next month.
                                                                                morning, on
                                                                                morning, on
                                                                                morning, on
                                                                                the Algarve’s  rescue workers attempted to prise
                                                                                the Algarve’s
                                                                                the Algarve’s
                                                                                the Algarve’s
                                                                                the Algarve’s
                                                                                A22                                          According to newspaper
                                                                                A22
                                                                                A22
                                                                                A22
                                                                                A22
                                                                                motorway.
                                                                                motorway.     the injured from the wreckage; an  Jornal da Madeira a ferry
                                                                                motorway.
                                                                                motorway.
                                                                                motorway.
                                                                                (Photo: Lusa/
                                                                                (Photo: Lusa/  operation that took about two  between Funchal and the
                                                                                (Photo: Lusa/
                                                                                (Photo: Lusa/
                                                                                (Photo: Lusa/
                                                                                Luís Forra)   hours.                       Algarve city of Portimão could
                                                                                Luís Forra)
                                                                                Luís Forra)
                                                                                Luís Forra)
                                                                                Luís Forra)
                                                                                              At least two people were said to  start in June if the regional
               Faro Hospital       threatening.                  discharged throughout the day.  have been trapped and needed  government validates the only
                                                                                      The
              spokesperson         According to the hospital     A GNR spokesperson told TheThe  cutting free from the mangled  proposal on the table following
                                                                                       The
                                                                                      The
                                                                 Portugal News all passengers
                                                                 Portugal News
                                                                 Portugal News
              confirmed that all fifteen  spokesperson, the four most  Portugal News          wreckage.                    a public tender. The ferry would
                                                                 Portugal News
      Apeople on the bus were      seriously injured had suffered  on board the bus were British  Police confirmed an investigation  be operated by Grupo Sousa
      taken to the unit, four of whom  exposed fractures and head  tourists and were being    will now be launched to      and would carry out 12
      were in a “moderate clinical”  injuries, and were admitted to the  transported by the Spanish-  determine what caused the  crossings per year between
      condition, the driver being among  hospital, with the remaining  registered coach from the  vehicles, which were both moving  June and September, for the
      those who were seriously injured.  eleven passengers with less  popular holiday resort of Praia da  at the time of the incident, to  price of around €60 a return
      None of the injuries were life-  serious injuries being gradually  Rocha (Portimão) to Faro airport,  crash, in dry, sunny weather.  ticket.
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