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Eduardo Cabrita. Image: Nuno Veiga/ Lusa

Former minister who resigned following fatal car accident appears in court for questioning

Former minister Eduardo Cabrita arrived at the Évora Court of Appeal this morning to continue being heard in the pre-trial phase of the case involving the fatal hit-and-run on the A6 motorway in June 2021. Mr Cabrita has always maintained he was ‘just a passenger’ in this tragedy that forced his resignation some months later – but lawyers for the family of the road worker killed in the incident believe there is a legal premise for holding Mr Cabrita responsible. Paulo Graça, lawyer for the Association of Auto-Mobilised Citizens (ACA-M), which is an assistant in the case, insists “there is sufficient evidence” for the former minister and his driver to be brought to trial and convicted. Right now, only the driver, Marco Pontes, is facing charges.