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A 25-year-old man suffered an epileptic seizure this morning as he drove on the rapida. The circumstances led to the driver losing control of the car and causing an accident in the Pinheiro Grande tunnel in São Gonçalo.

The Firefighters of Funchal received the alert at 8 am, and mobilised an AMS ambulance to the scene, traffic soon built up all round the area, from Caniço heading in the direction of Funchal.

The young man was transported to Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital, very scared and nervous.

Photo Luis Rodrigues.