5 in hospital after Curral das Freiras accident

Injured being taken to hospital after car overturns

5 in hospital after Curral das Freiras accident 1The Journal is reporting this lunchtime that a car has overturned in the Curral das Freiras (“Nun’s Valley”) tunnel and caused five injuries, which are currently being transported to the Dr. Nélio Mendonça hospital.

On-site were three fire brigades, the Câmara de Lobos Volunteer Firefighters, the Red Cross, and the Madeiran Volunteer Firefighters, and a total of five ambulances.

According to a source in the firefighters, the victims were  “aware and oriented”, however, it is not possible to give further details on the type of injuries they suffered as a result of the accident.

JM learns that of the five injured, three are children. The Diario later confirmed the same details and added the photo above, confirming that the car had overturned at around 10:15am.

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9 thoughts on “5 in hospital after Curral das Freiras accident”

    • Thomas – I think Maurice may have read ahead on some of the local news sites, so had seen the picture I later published showing the “rolled” car. Love them or hate them there are rolling news feeds that pick up stories as soon as they are published, auto-translate them, and re-publish as their own content instantly. Google is promising to penalise their rankings in search returns, but as they often feature paid-for (Google!) advertising they are unsurprisingly not making a lot of progress!

  1. Thomas is absolutely right.
    These ill informed, totally unsubstantiated comments from a certain quarter add nothing and are becoming tiresome.
    Comment by all means when you have something to say that adds to the value of the blog.

  2. Alan why make such a snidey remark? Everyone has an opinion. No need to try to take a pot shot at one of the best contributors on this blog, i.e Maurice Reed.

  3. We don’t have ‘white lines’ at sea so instead, we have instilled into us the grandiose titled International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972.
    I’m often minded that one rule applies to life as well as seafaring – that is Rule 7c – Risk of Collision which simply states ” Assumptions shall not be made on the basis of scanty information ( especially scanty radar information)”
    Well the information in this reproduced media report is certainly scanty, but if you study the photo is it not the driver’s (offside) that has taken the brunt of the impact? therefore the “inattentive clip of the curb” theory may well be flawed ( or not ) but what ever the cause it has certainly contributed to this particular “collision ” of comments on this post !!!


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