An Eastern European woman said to be in her 50s was killed this morning (June 23) in the latest tragic car crash on the Algarve’s EN125 road.
The accident happened at 6.30am at the Sargaçal intersection near Lagos’ aerodrome.
The woman was driving a grey Hyundai and apparently tried to merge onto the EN125 when a bus crashed into the side of her car.
When emergency services arrived, the woman was stuck inside her car in “serious condition”.
She was removed from the vehicle and rushed to Portimão Hospital but died before arriving.
The bus driver and passengers did not sustain any injuries, a GNR police source told us.
The accident is under investigation.
According to Portugal’s road safety authority (ANSR), nine people died on Algarve roads between January 1 and June 21 in a total of 4,254 accidents. This latest fatality brings the number up to 10.