Bologna, 24 June 2022 – Hell this night in A1where is it a truck driver lost his life and five people, including a child, were transported by helicopter to the Maggiore hospital. The accident happened around 3.25, in the north lane, between the Valsamoggia and Modena sud exits.
According to the first reconstruction of the Polstrada, two heavy vehicles – they carried one bleach and the other fruit – they collided, involving a car in the impact. The driver of the fruit truck got stuck between the plates. For him, when the firefighters managed to get him out, there was nothing more to be done.
In the collision, one of the heavy vehicles overturned, losing part of the load and triggering a start of fireturned off by fire brigade teams.
Traffic and inconvenience: the situation
To allow for the rescue of the injured, the highway remained closed in both lanes, as due to the impact with one of the trucks, New Jersey had ended up in the middle of the south lane. At the moment they still count code on the contract concerned: 3 km towards Milan at the Valsamoggia exit, 4 km towards Bologna at the Modena Nord exit e 7 km queue towards Bologna at the exit of Modena South.
Autostrade per l’Italia informs that it appears the section in the direction of Milan reopenedwhile that towards Bologna it is still closed and it is causing queues of up to ten kilometers.
Water for the car drivers in the queue
L’heat wave makes the situation worse of traffic in the A1 after the accident last night: for this reason, bottles of water are being distributed to the travelers in the queue. Due to the damage to the central barriers, traffic towards Milan still circulates on three of the four available lanes and there are three kilometers of queue.
However, the operations of recovery of heavy vehicles and the restoration of the road system in the section towards Bologna – in the impact of the vehicles a load of bleach – where there are queues of nine kilometers at the Modena Nord exit and ten kilometers at the Modena Sud exit. Autostrade invites those traveling to Bologna to take alternative routes.
The highways councils
“Users heading towards Milan, after the Valsamoggia exit, are advised to take the SS9 Via Emilia and then return to the highway in Modena Sud, alternatively take the Casalecchio ring road, then reach Bologna Borgo Panigale from which to exit to take the SS9 Via Emilia and finally return to Modena Sud – the motorway company informs us -. Users heading towards Bologna, after the Modena Sud exit, are advised to take the SS9 Via Emilia and then return to the motorway in Valsamoggia, alternatively it is advisable to anticipate the exit at Modena Nord. For the long journeys of direct users from Milan to Ancona / Pescara it is advisable to follow the A4 – A13 and finally A14. For the long journeys of direct users from Milan to Florence / Rome it is advisable to follow the path A1 – A15 – A12 – A11 and finally A1 “.