Woman pillion passenger loses leg in late-night accident in Albufeira

A Ukrainian woman was so badly injured in a late night accident in Vale Pedras, Albufeira, that surgeons have had to completely amputate one of her legs.

The 35-year-old woman was travelling on the back of a motorcycle when it was involved in a violent collision with a car at 11.20pm on Saturday.

According to press reports, rescue services fought to stabilise the woman before she was transported to Faro hospital for life-saving surgery.

The bike driver was also hurt, but not apparently seriously, while the occupants of the car are understood to have escaped without injury.

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