A man was killed and his son is in “serious condition” after their Opel Monterey jeep crashed into a tree and then hit a wall in Ferreiras, Albufeira in the early hours of Sunday morning (November 29).
According to national tabloid Correio da Manhã, the dead man, 42-year-old Rui Vale, was a well-known local figure and used to sell fish.
A relative told the paper that Vale and his son had been at a café in Ferreiras before the accident.
They were driving home to Tunes when their jeep crashed at around 3.50am. It is understood to have hit a tree before skidding violently into a nearby wall.
The impact was “so strong” that the wall smashed right into the vehicle, forcing Vale and his son into the backseat.
Rui Vale is believed to have died instantly, while his son was seriously injured and is being treated in Faro Hospital.
GNR police are investigating.
Only a few hours earlier, another collision that did not involve any other vehicles took place in Casais de Revelhos near Abrantes, killing the driver and injuring his two passengers.
Sérgio Simões was projected out of his Citroën AX Sport after it went into a skid and hit crash barriers before ending up in undergrowth, writes CM.
His death was confirmed by INEM, while his passengers had apparently walked a kilometer to the nearest fuel station for help.
They have since been admitted to hospital in Abrantes, says the paper.