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Crash follows police chase

A Portuguese man driving a stolen car crashed into a wall after failing to turn a corner following a police chase through the town of Lagoa at around 6pm on Tuesday evening.

The man, who has not been identified by the authorities, was driving a stolen navy blue Audi A4 which crashed along the Lameiras road between Lagoa and Silves.

A GNR spokesman at the scene of the crash told the Algarve Resident: “The man saw the police in Lagoa and drove off, so the patrol car gave chase.

“The man didn’t make the turn and drove into a wall. He was taken to Barlavento hospital but we do not know how serious his injuries may be.”

A spokesman at the hospital told the Algarve Resident: “The man arrived at around 7pm and was accompanied by Lagoa GNR. He was x-rayed but did not have any injuries and was released from hospital at around 9pm.”

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