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EN125: English couple injured in second head-on collision in less than a week

An English couple in their 80s, a 60-year-old German man and three Portuguese children were injured yesterday (January 28) in the second head-on collision on the EN125 road in less than a week.

The cause of the crash yesterday afternoon at the spot between Portimão and Lagoa that is dogged by roadworks is believed to have been a “sudden illness” suffered by the English driver.

The British man and his partner are understood to have sustained “serious injuries to their chests and wrists” and were taken to Portimão Hospital.

The German man and the children – aged between 11 and 15 – did not sustain major injuries but were still taken to hospital as a precaution.

This is the second head-on collision on the locally dubbed ‘death road’ EN125 in the last week, and also the second to involve an elderly British resident driver.

On Saturday (January 23), another 80-year-old British man and two people from Sweden were involved in a collision near the Zoomarine theme park in Guia.

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com