GNR agent dies after being run over by pensioner in Operation Stop

A 40-year-old GNR agent has died today after being in a coma since he was run over during a routine Operation Stop.

Father-of-two Lino Calado sustained serious injuries in the incident, which took place early last Thursday evening at Pinhal Novo, Coina – not far from Lisbon.

He was rushed to Lisbon’s Garcia de Orta Hospital in what was described as a “very serious condition”.

Little was said at the time about the driver who ran him over, other than the fact that he didn’t stop and was “about 70 years old”.

It is unclear whether the man has been charged with anything. Tabloid Correio da Manhã wrote last week that he had tested negative for drugs and alcohol, and told police that he simply had not seen Calado as he stepped out into the road to wave the man’s car to a halt on the verge.

A statement from the GNR’s national association has said described Calado’s “excellent record and service” and lamented his “premature death”.

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