Well-known biker and coffee shop owner Luís Prazeres, 47, died tragically on Monday when his Suzuki K9 1000 went out of control on a bend on Albufeira’s Avenida dos Descobrimentos, causing him to hit an electrical pylon “with great violence”.
The accident happened around midday, killing the father-of-three “almost immediately”. The road was blocked to traffic for over an hour as rescue workers and police cleared the scene.
Following the story, Correio da Manhã described Prazeres’ “great passion” for motorcycling. He was part of the organisation behind the town’s Moto Clube (bike club).
Owner of the town’s Pastelaria Roma, Prazeres’ body was transported for autopsy to Portimão’s Barlavento Hospital.
Street racing targeted
Meantime, Algarve police have been cracking down on boy-racers who use the stretch of road by the Algarve Stadium for illegal Sunday night races.
A swoop by 52 police last weekend caught 15 dangerous drivers, 18 illegal cars and booked a total of 45 people for various infractions of the Highway Code.
Also arrested in the swoop was a young man with 256 doses of hashish pollen.
As residents in the area have long been aware, the practice of “Street Racing” dogs the area at weekends and involves a number of cars that have been “altered” out of all comprehension.