It was a few minutes after 4pm Friday, at the time that when the heavy rainfall began, when one of San José’s most known character, Marito Mortadella, suffered a crisis outside the Correos de Costa Rica (post office).
At first it was believed that Marito had been struck by a car. However, the Cruz Roja (Red Cross) and the Policia de Tránsito (traffic police) ruled out a traffic accident.
Accodring to Angie Meneses, spokesperson for the Policía de Tránsito, Marito was crossing the street at the corner of the post office building, when he suffered an apparent crisis.
Marito was taken to the Hospital Calderón Guardia in a priority (delicate) condition.
Source: La Nacion