Sunday 26 September 2021

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

Paying the bills

Latest

Government will buy one million more covid vaccines for children and third doses in 2022

QCOSTARICA - The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado,...

Don’t forget the vehicular restrictions

QCOSTARICA - If you are out and about this...

UNA epidemiologist: “We are not better, we are less worse”

QCOSTARICA - The fact that the number of infections...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction September 26: “ODD” ending plates CANNOT circulate

QCOSTARICA - For today, Sunday, September 26, vehicles with...

Canadian airlines will start flying back to Costa Rica on October 2

QCOSTARICA - Four Canadian airlines will resume their flights...

8-year-old boy dies abruptly of covid-19

QCOSTARICA - An eight-year-old boy who had no risk...

Vaccinations face unfounded fears over AstraZeneca dosages

QCOSTARICA - The goal of immunizing 500,000 people over...
Paying the bills

Share

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.

- Advertisement -

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.

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.

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
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...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

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.