Six people were injured in two road traffic accidents over Easter in the Algarve.
The first happened on the EN125 road in Patacão on Saturday, at the entrance of Faro, and injured four people, while the other saw a young couple sustaining “serious injuries” after crashing their Honda Civic into a house in Galvana, Albufeira.
The couple, said to be in their 20s, had to be taken to Faro Hospital as their car careered into an electricity pole before crashing into a house on the side of the road.
The car was so badly damaged that firefighters had to cut the victims from the wreckage.
The first accident happened earlier the same day when a car crashed into the back of another in Patacão, bringing traffic to a standstill.
Fortunately, the four people involved sustained only minor injuries.
These latest incidents bring the Algarve’s crash count up to 1,761 between January 1 and March 21.
This means there have been 158 more accidents than last year, though the number of people killed at the scene of the accident has dropped from six to two, according to data from the national road safety authority (ANSR).