QCOSTARICA – Javier Brenes Bermúdez was seriously injured, surviving a head-on collision with a tractor trailer, in the area of Rio Sucio, on th Ruta 32.
Brenes is recovering from injuries at the Guapiles hospital.
The accident occurred when Brenes,, the only occcupant in the vehicle, was hit from behind by a truck that did not stop for traffic stopped while road repairs where being carried out.
The heavy vehicle pushed the smaller vehicle onto oncoming traffic, where it was hit head-on and crushed by the oncoming trailer.
Using hydraulic equipment, rescue workers were able to pull Brenes from the wreckage and taken to the medical centre in delicate condition.
Brenes was driving the company vehicle, belonging to the Sur paint company. On impact, the cans of paint exploded, leaving a multicoloured stain on the road.
“We attended an accident where a man driving a car carrying paint resulted in serious injuries to the head and limbs. He was stabilized and transported to the hospital, ” said paramedic Allan Elizondo.
The road was closed for an hour causing traffic to back up for kilometres, while crews removed debris from the road and wiped up th paint.