Saturday 30 September 2023

One Of The Passengers Dies In The Two Bus Collision On General Cañas; Fiscalia Investigating

Brayan Alvarado Espinoza, 21, died at the Hospital Mexico Friday night. Prosecutor's Office has opened a criminal investigation in the case.

Paying the bills


2024 Marchamo reduction gets official approval

QCOSTARICA -- The end-of-the-year expenses will be lower for...

Dollar exchange expected to remain low for the rest of the year and close at ¢550

QCOSTARICA -- If you have debts in dollars you...

Thousands of Women March in Latin America Calling for Abortion Rights

Q24N (VOA) The streets of cities across Latin America...

US, Latin America Seek to Boost Cybersecurity

Q24N (VOA) Countries up and down the Western Hemisphere...

Costa rica president accused of making deal with cartels to reduce crime

QCOSTARICA -- "Indagan supuesto diálogo gobierno-narco", “Narcotráfico se afianza...

Costa Rica declares a state of emergency due to ‘migration crisis’ and prepares deportations

QCOSTARICA -- Costa Rica's migration crisis got out of...

Dollar Exchange

¢534.47 BUY

¢542.35 SELL

30 September 2023 - At The Banks - Source: BCCR

Paying the bills


Brayan Alvarado Espinoza, 21, one of the passengers who was injured on Thursday in the collision of two buses on the Autopista General Cañas, died Friday, the Hospital Mexico confirmed.

Wrtnesses said the yellow bus was speeding and could not avoid hitting the stopped bus (blue) making a stop to let off and taken on passengers. There is no bus bay at this legal bus stop. The young man who died Friday night had just gotten off the blue bus.

The death occurred at 6 p.m., confirmed by telephone by the director of that medical center, Douglas Montero.

Alvarado was a native of Grecia, and the father of a three-and-a-half-year-old son, according to Civil Registry records.

- Advertisement -

See also: Bus Involved In Morning Collision Lacked Permits. “It Did Not Have Authorization For Anything”, Cosevi

“It was the product of a multi-system failure, the organs did not recover due to the blow suffered during the accident and they all failed until the death occurred. He was critical from the moment of the accident until now. The family was with him,” said the doctor.

Alvarado was the most seriously injured and had had his leg amputated on following the collision and remained in the Intensive Care Unit.

Alvarado Espinoza, who had a birthday coming up next month, on June 23, had just got off that bus that had stopped when he was hit by it after the bus was hit from behind.

The Ministerio Publico (Prosecutor’s Office) reported that it has officially opened a criminal investigation into the crash.

The crash occurred at 5:40 a.m. Thursday morning on the San Jose – Alajuela direction of the Autopista General Cañas, at the bus stop in front of the immigration offices in La Uruca.

- Advertisement -

See also: Two Buses Crash Into Each Other In Early Morning Traffic On The Autopista General Cañas (Photos)

Speeding and reckless driving is being alleged as the cause of the collision. Witnesses told the morning television crews at the scene that the yellow bus was speeding and could not avoid the blue bus, stopped to let off and taken on passengers, due to traffic in the other lanes.

At this point in the Autopista, the bus stop is in the right lane. There is no bus bay.

The Fiscalia is investigating the case for criminal negligence. “Since yesterday, the Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the events that occurred jointly with the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ),” said the press office of the Ministerio Publico.

- Advertisement -

Currently, the case in the stage of collecting evidence and witness statements to determine possible responsibility and establish who would be charged.


For its part, the Public Transportation Council (CTP) confirmed that the Zúñiga Transportation bus, which provided the San José – San Antonio de Belén service, lacks permission to carry passengers, while the Station Wagon bus has all the paperwork in order.

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Avatar photo
"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

‘Quiebra Ventanas’ change their m.o.

QCOSTARICA - The risk of having your belongings stolen while you...

Work to build intersection in La Uruca exchange starts Wednesday, March 4

Beginning on Wednesday, March 4, traffic conditions in La Uruca are...

Subscribe to our stories

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

%d bloggers like this: