Thursday, 22 October 2020

Driver In Weekend Accident Killing 6 Faces More than 40 Years Prison

156169_accidente-furgon-choque-140113

It was Saturday evening, around 11:30pm, when a group of three couples were coming home from a party to celebrate the birthday of one of them. It was also the time that Victor Chavéz Valle, was leaving the local bar north of Liberia,  also celebrating his birthday the following day.

The heavy rig was headed for La Cruz with a load of stone and gravel, while the six were heading south, headed for home.

As fate would have it, the two vehicles – the small, overcrowded Toyota Corolla, slammed into the heavy truck head on, causing the truck to jack knife and the loaded trailer to flip over on its side right on top of the small vehicle.

- paying the bills -

The driver of the heavy rig, who did not suffer any injury, was found to have a blood alcohol content of 1.70.

The legal limit is .75. The new traffic law calls for a prison term of six months to two years for anyone driving over the legal limit. The same law also calls for a prison term of six to eight years for anyone causing death. The final decision will rest with a court that will determine the degree of responsibility and take into account the number of victims and magnitude of the damage caused.

Based on this, if the truck driver is found guilty and give the niminum sentence for the deaths, it would be six times six or thirty six years, plus the years for driving under the influence.

For the time being Chavéz Valle will be spending the next four months in preventive detention while authorities fully investigate the accident and assign blame.

Five of the six dead were buried in La Cruz on Monday as hundreds of friends and family attended the funeral. The sixth victim, at the request of the mother, will be buried Wednesday in her native area of Nicoya.

- paying the bills -

Rico
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

[BLOG] Costa Rican Electric Company – General Maintenance Procedures

During my fifteen plus years of living in Costa Rica, I...

Heliport, Money and Weapons in Costa Rica

Following reports by residents of Las Asturias de Pococí about flyovers...

MOST READ

It’s official: Volaris will resume flights in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - After months of having its wings clipped by the COVID-19 pandemic, the low-cost airline Volaris will resume its flights in Costa Rica...

Six former presidents give support to the Government and democratic institutions

QCOSTARICA - Six former presidents of Costa Rica expressed their support for the Government of Carlos Alvarado, the Fuerza Publica (National Police) and the...

Poverty in Costa Rica soared to 26%, the highest figure in the last decade

QCOSTARICA - While last year poverty affected around 20% of the population, this year, unemployment problems, lower income, and the general situation of the...

Chile mine rescue: 10 years on, survivors left to fend for themselves

In 2010, the San Jose copper-gold mine located in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile caved in, trapping 33 miners. Previous geological instability at...

Bolivia heads to the polls in contentious presidential elections

Q24N - Bolivia took to the polls on Sunday, in a presidential election that they hope can restore stability in the South American country....

Mexico vows ‘cleanup’ after ex-defense chief arrested in US

Q24N - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that he would not tolerate members of his government that may be linked to...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.