Crash closes Route 1 in Portsmouth for an hour Wednesday

PORTSMOUTH – Four people were sent to the hospital after a crash occurred near the former site of Yoken’s restaurant.

The road was closed as police, firefighters and emergency personnel, who responded to 1391 Lafayette Road – Route 1 — around 1 p.m., helped the drivers and occupants.

The road was expected to be reopened shortly as crews completed their work at the scene, according to Police Lt. Darrin Sargent.

Sargent said it was “a bad accident.”

While he was unsure about the number and identities of the people involved, Sargent said more information should be available this afternoon.