16-year-old motorbike enthusiast dies in “violent collision with truck”

A 16-year-old, “passionate about motorbikes”, died in a tragic accident on Tuesday afternoon (June 9) in Soalheira, near Parragil, Loulé.

Ivo Justo “lost control” of a bike he was riding on a steep hill – and although he tried desperately to brake, he was unable to prevent the accident that saw him skid at terrifying speed into a parked pick-up truck, ending up underneath it.

The youngster, who was studying automobile mechatronics, died almost immediately.

Yesterday, his Facebook page was filled with heart-rending messages from family and friends.

Police are understood to be investigating the causes of the accident.