The serious accident that occurred this morning in the Cota 40 tunnel, near the Portuguese Red Cross (CVP), involved a car and a motorcycle and claimed two victims.
According to a CVP source, two men were injured, one in a serious condition due to an exposed fracture in his lower limbs and several bruises on his body. The second wounded, albeit of lesser severity, was left with traumatic injuries.
Both victims were rescued by two CVP prehospital teams and an EMIR team.
In the rescue were also two rescuers from CVP who, however, were close to the accident and had just left the night service.
The wounded were transported to the hospital, where they were admitted to the emergency department.
As the JM had already advanced, the PSP had to stop the traffic to make the rescue.
According to some eyewitnesses, it was alleged that there was a breakdown in a vehicle that was traveling in the west-east direction, becoming immobile. A second vehicle stopped to help this driver, a third overtaking these two cars when the motorcycle appeared in the opposite direction, colliding head-on with some violence.