Swiss holidaymaker run over in Portimão on Christmas Day

Christmas Day saw tragedy in Portimão when a 69-year-old Swiss tourist was run over as she walked on the side of the road with her husband, reports Correio da Manhã.

According to an official PSP source, the woman was hit by a 79-year-old woman driver, who claims not to have seen the victim as she rounded a bend in Estrada da Rocha.

The badly injured tourist was assisted at the scene by INEM emergency staff and then transported by ambulance to Portimão hospital.

She is now interned in Faro state hospital where her condition is described as “stable”. A hospital source confirmed “she has already received a visit by family members”.

natasha.donn@algarveresident.com