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Two Men Lost Their Lives Thrown Accidentally From a Moving Pickup

Two work hands riding in the back of a pickup truck lost their lives early this Monday in Cartago, when the driver swerved, expelling the two men from the truck, hitting a parked truck and onto the pavement. The incident occurred in San Juan de...

How much is the fine to “vinear” in Costa Rica?

Between January 1 and October 31 this year, 36 drivers were fined for the “efecto mirón” (rubbernecking) in crashes on the Costa Rican roads. This practice, also called "vinear" in Costa Rica, reproached by many and backed by others, is sanctioned under the Ley de...

Crash leaves one dead and six injured in Liberia (Photos)

Saturday afternoon, a crash between a bus and avehicle resulted inone dead and six injured in Liberia, Guanacaste. The crash occurred at 4:30 p.m. in the vicinity of the brewery, in the sector of the Americas, before arriving in Liberia. Due to the impact, the driver...

Driver Of Bus In Friday’s Fatal Crash Faces Charges of Negligent Homicide

The bus driver of the Atenas-San Jose route that collided last Friday against a car and a trailer, and in which a 13-year-old girl and her stepfather died, will have to comply with a series of precautionary measures. The man, whose last names are Solórzano...

Amazing! Incredible Traffic Crash Cañas And No Injuries. (Photos)

A spectacular accident between two trucks, Friday afternoon, where one overturned and ended up on top of the concrete divider. Despite the spectatcular, no injuries were reported, according to local Red Cross and Transit authorities. Diego Palma, an administrator of the Cruz Roja, explained that...

Man Sentenced To 12 Years in Prison For Killing In Road Rage Incident

José Francisco González Salas, 69, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for killing Jose Alonso Romero Picado, 39, at the time driver for the Ministro de la Presidencia, Carlos Ricardo Benavides, in a road rage dispute, back in September 2013. The sentence was handed...

Early Sunday Morning Crash On The General Cañas Leaves One Dead, Another Seriously Injured

For the second time in a month (to the day), at around the same hour, mostly likely for the same reason, with the same results, and at the same spot, the Autopista General Cañas becomes the scene of a fatal traffic accident. It was shortly...

Puriscal Traffic Accident Required Airlift To Hospital

With the intervention of rescuers and ambulances of the Red Cross (Cruz Roja) from Puriscal Center, La Gloria de Puriscal, Ciudad Colón and San Jose, they attended the rollover of a vehicle with 7 passengers in Candelarita de Puriscal. One of the injured required an...

Traffic Police and OIJ Advocate Removal Of Bodies Without Presence of a Judge

The Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ), the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) and a former criminal judge advocate that the removal of bodies in traffic accidents be carried out without the presence of a judge. The discussion gained strength after less than a month two traffic...

Early Morning Crash Collapses Autopista General Cañas

A crash on the autopista General Cañas or Ruta 1 in the early hours of Thursday morning and the delayed response by authorities to clear the crash site caused San Jose - Alajuela bound traffic to back up for more than 8 kilometers (5...

It Could Have Been Me!

The report "Man Dies After Car Crashes Against Bull in Liberia" is very, very personal to me, for I was on that same stretch of road minutes before the fatal crash. In fact, it could have been me. I know the road well. It is...

Man Dies After Car Crashes Against Bull in Liberia

On the dark stretch of road that runs parallel to the runway of the Liberia international airport in Guanacaste, a man lost his life when he crashed into a bull in the middle of the road, that also sent two passengers to hospital. The crash...

Traffic Accident Leaves 2 Dead On Ruta 27 on Christmas Day

A crash between an SUV and a motorcycle left two dead on Christmas Day on the Ruta 27. According to Mario Vargas, of the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police), apparently, the driver of the Land Rover sports utility vehicle tried to make a u-turn when...

Argument Over A Drinking Glass Unleashed Death Of Three Men

A night out with friends ends in the tragic death of three men and another injured, two of the deceased were only 20 and 22 years of age. It all started at 3:00 am Friday when four men arrived in a white BMW at the...

Sad Christmas! Early Tuesday Morning Accident Claims Lives Of Four

The longed-for Christmas shopping trip of three friends from Tibas and La Uruca ended in tragedy Tuesday morning, in a fiery head-on collision near Quepos. In the other vehicle, a woman, 7 months pregnant, traveling as a passenger, died later in hospital, at the Hospital...

Five Dead, Four Injured In Sunday Afternoon Crash on The Ruta 27

Five died and four others were seriously injured on Sunday in a collision between two passengers vehicles in Coyolar de Orotina, at kilometer 56, on the Ruta 27. According to Guillermo Montoya, supervisor of the Bomberos (firefighters), the 3:35 pm crash was between two passenger...

Traffic Accident Leaves One Dead and Four Injured, Shuts Down Ruta 27 For 7 Hrs

  Q COSTA RICA - One dead, four seriously injured the highway closed down in both directions for 7 hours Friday afternoon, in the area of Ceiba de Orotina, on the Ruta 27, in the Puntarenas direction. For reasons yet unknown, a Honda CRV slammed head...

Early Morning Accidents On The Autopista General Cañas Leaves 3 Dead, 18 Injured

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Traffic congestion on the autopista General Cañas in the Alajuela - San Jose direction, worsened during morning peak hours due to two fatal crashes leaving three people dead. One of the crashes occurred a few hundred metres ahead of the...

Two Women Dead, Five Others Injured In Eearly Morning Traffic Accident

(QCOSTARICA) Two women lost their lives this morning and five others, travelling in the same vehicle, are in hospital when the driver lost control, slammed into a concrete abutment and flipped on its side in the early hours of Friday morning. The crash occurred minutes...

Angry Driver Hits And Kills Pedestrian

(QCOSTARICA) He was on his way home from church when he was struck and killed by what appears to be an angry driver who minutes earlier had just gotten a traffic ticket for an improper turn. The incident occurred Saturday afternoon, around 5:00pm, in Villa...

Costly Fines Insufficient To Lower Deaths On Costa Rica’s Roads

QCOSTARICA - Improper passing, speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs continue to be the main cause of fatal traffic accidents in Costa Rica. What is clear to authorities is that the severe fines introduced in the reforms of the Ley de...

Having An Accident Without Marchamo Can Cost Millions

The theory is that every vehicle circulating our streets is covered by insurance, if only the minimum, the Seguro Obligatorio de Automóviles (Compulsory Insurance) that is part of the circulation permit or Marchamo paid yearly. Realted: Traffic Police Attends 10 Accidents Per Hour According to Article...

On Average, In Costa Rica 50 Children Die Each Year In Traffic Accidents

QCOSTARICA - Each year between 48 and 51 children die in traffic accidents. In the majority of the fatal crashes, the deaths could have been avoided with the proper use of child restraints. For this, the director of the Hospital Nacional de Niños (Children's Hospital...

Journalist In Fatal Accident Was Not Under The Influence

QCOSTARICA Journalist and TV personality Maricruz Leiva was not under the influence of alcohol while behind the wheel of the vehicle involved in the fatal accident on Ruta 27 on Good Friday. The Fiscalía Adjunta de San José (Deputy Prosecutor) confirmed that the result of...

“Death Of My Daughter Was Not Accident, It Was Murder”, Says Mother

QCOSTARICA - On national television, Esperanza Gamboa, mother of the 17 year old girl killed in a traffic accident last Friday, called on the country to unite against drunk drivers. 'The death of my daughter was no accident, it was murder", said Esperanza through her...

A Bloody Start To Semana Santa

QCOSTARICA - A collision between a passenger vehicle and bus left two dead this Saturday morning, in an accident occurring near the Wal-Mart in San Sebastian, on the south side of San José. According to a preliminary report by the Transit Police (Policia de Transito),...

Lucky To Be Alive!

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,...

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