On 15th January 2014 in the late afternoon a collision occoured between a passenger car and a tricycle on National Highway 120 in the area of Moinho do Légua near Aljezur (western Algarve) resulting in the death of the driver of the tricycle aged 80 years. The driver of the vehicle immediately fled the scene of the accident and steps were undertaken in Aljezur municipality and neighboring municipalities in order to locate the driver and vehicle concerned.
On 16th January GNR Portimão in collaboration with the Investigation of Crimes Traffic Accidents Unit (NICAV) GNR Faro, located the vehicle inside a garage in Portimão, where it had been taken by the owner in order to be repaired due to damage sustained during the collision.
When confronted by the GNR the owner aged 47 years and previously a resident of Aljezur admitted his involvement in the accident. Investigations are continuing.