Highway 6 (A6) is cut off at kilometer 9, towards Marateca-Caia, in the municipality of Vendas Novas (Évora), due to the crash of a car transport truck, with two minor injuries, authorities revealed.
Contacted by the Lusa news agency, the Setúbal Peninsula Emergency and Civil Protection Subregional Command explained that the accident caused “two slightly injured”, which, at 16:30, were still “be evaluatedat the scene by elements of the National Institute of Medical Emergencies (INEM), to be later transferred to the hospital.
According to the website of the National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority (ANEPC), consulted by Lusa, the projection took place on the A6 in the Landeira area, in the Vendas Novas municipality, and the The fire brigade was alerted at 3:45 p.m..
The accident occurred at kilometer 9,300 of the A6, between the service area and the exit to Vendas Novas,” explained the subregional command source.
In a statement, Brisa, the highway concessionaire, has revealed that the A6 is “closed to traffic at kilometer 9 towards Marateca-Caia“, due to “an incident”.
There is no forecast of normalization of traffic”, he said, indicating that “the recommended alternative is the exit on the A13 to the Pegões junction”, with motorists “continuing in the direction of Vendas Novas to resume the A6”.
In statements to Lusa, a source from the Évora GNR Territorial Command confirmed, at 4:35 p.m., that “the highway remains closed to traffic.”
The same police source said that, in the truck, “there were two drivers”, only confirming injuries to one of them.