Accidents kill 4, injure 15 in just 12 hours

August has begun with a great deal of tragedy on the nation’s roads. Within 12 hours four people had lost their lives, 15 were injured. Three deaths resulted from collisions with lorries; in one of the accidents nine people were hurt. A 17-year-old boy is said to be in a critical condition in hospital after an accident involving a car and a lorry on the A1 near Santarém yesterday which saw the road closed, causing long tail backs.