Oil on road caused accident.

Oil on the road caused the vehicle to lose control and result in a collision.

Mother and daughter, occupants of the vehicle that crashed on the highway, in the Quebradas exit area, in Santa Rita – descending direction – are the victims of the road accident that is causing severe constraints on traffic, in the direction of Machico – Ribeira Brava .

Oil on the road may have caused the vehicle to lose control near the ‘Santa Rita’ curve, with the car only stopping after hitting the lane-limiting rails.

Funchal’s two fire brigades, the ‘Sapadores’ and ‘Madeiran Volunteers’, transported the two victims of the accident to the emergency room of the Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital.

Funchal’s Sapadores Firefighters committed four vehicles to the rescue operation – rescue ambulance, extrication, support vehicle with ‘bran’ for the road.

From Diário Notícias