The accident involved four vehicles and led to the death of one person and serious injuries of two other people according to Civil Protection.
A source from the District Command for Relief Operations (CDOS) of Santarém stold Lusa that the accident, for which an alert was given at 9:55 am, involved three light vehicles and one for goods.
In addition to the fatality and serious injuries, the accident caused three minor injuries, and three other people were assisted at the site and not taken to hospital.
The accident occurred at kilometre 65 of the A1.
“The A1 is cut in the north-south direction and the left lane in the south-north direction is also cut to facilitate work”, said the source.
At 11:00, 27 operational workers were on site, with the support of 13 vehicles.