Thursday 25 February 2021

Senseless Deaths: Mother And Infant Struck While Trying To Cross Autopista General Cañas

Paramedics rushed the six month old infant to hospital after crashing through the windshield of the car that killed her mother. The baby died minutes later in hospital. Photo Rafael Murillo, La Nacion
Paramedics rushed the six month old infant to hospital after crashing through the windshield of the car that killed her mother. The baby died minutes later in hospital. Photo Rafael Murillo, La Nacion

QCOSTARICA – A short distance away was the pedestrian overpass, a young mother of 18 years of age, carrying her 6 month old baby in arms, was struck down by a motorist when she tried to cross the busy lanes of the autopista General Cañas.

Senseless deaths. The woman was killed on impact, while the baby crashed through windshield. Paramedics did their best to save the injured infant’s life, taking the baby girl, with signs of life, to the nearby San Rafael de Alajuela hospital, where doctors where able to stabilize her and then moved to Chidlren’s hospital in San Jose, where she died minutes after arrival.

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There was nothing the driver could do to avoid hitting the young woman and her infant. Photo Shirely Vasques, La Nacion
There was nothing the driver could do to avoid hitting the young woman and her infant. Photo Shirely Vasques, La Nacion

This all occurred before 7:25pm Wednesday night, some 200 metres from the Alajuela toll booths.

When ambulances arrived at the scene there was nothing they could for Irma Gonzalez, who was now lying on the pavement, lifeless. The baby landed inside the vehicle, due to the force of the impact.  According to Rándall Picado, regional director of the Fuerza Publica (police), the infant was found on the floor of the back seat of the vehicle.

Apparently the woman, originally from Nicaragua and with only 15 days in Costa Rica, tried to cross the lanes of the busy highway, a few metres away from the pedestrian bridge.

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Paramedics rushed the six month old infant to hospital after crashing through the windshield of the car that killed her mother. The baby died minutes later in hospital. Photo Rafael Murillo, La Nacion
Traffic on the autopista General Cañas came to halt while authorities investigated.

Source: La Nacion

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