Saturday 23 January 2021

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 before 5:00am in front of the Scotiabank branch in Curridabat, adjacent to Plaza del Sol.

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Four of the passengers, four women, were thrown from the vehicle to the middle of the road, unfortunately, two of them died there, the other two taken to hospital in delicate condition.

Of the other three passengers of the Honda vehicle with a maximum occupancy of five, two were also taken hospital, the Calderon Guardia and Mexico where they remain in delicate condition, one of them is stable at the San Juan de Dios.

The impact of the crash was such that roof of the vehicle opened like a tin can, Bomberos (firefighters) did not need to use their hydraulic equipment to free the three trapped passengers.

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According to paramedics all were under 30 years of age.

The Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) are investigating the cause. Witnesses in the early morning crash told investigators the vehicle, in the San Pedro to Curridabat direction was travelling at a high speed, crossed the median and swerved to avoid a head on collision with a bus.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

On Thursday, in Cinchona, Alajuela – east of the Poas volcano – a bus driver lost control plunking over a cliff, resulting in the death of 12 people (including the driver) and 18 more injured.

Photos from La Nacion.

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