Wrong way driver injures six on A1

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 09-12-2019 11:00:00 · 0 Comments

Six people, including two children, were injured in road accidents on Sunday on Portugal’s main A1 motorway, near Condeixa, in the district of Coimbra, caused by a driver going the wrong way, the country’s National Republican Guard (GNR) force source told Lusa.

According to the same source, the accident alert was given at 8.47 p.m., for a 79-year-old driver, who made a U-turn on the A1, southwards near the Condeixa area, and who drove the wrong way for about ten kilometres, crashing into five vehicles, until he stopped alone.

The collision with the five vehicles caused six injuries, including the driver himself and two children, 5 and 7 years old.

According to GNR, all the injured were taken to Coimbra University Hospital but none were classified as serious.


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