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3 dead,  one critically hurt as car falls from parking lot

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Three people died instantly and fourth is in critical condition after a Mini Cooper plunged from a third-floor parking space in an apartment complex on Wednesday afternoon  March 28.

The accident was in P.H. Breeze in Costa del Este and was witnessed by passers-by.

Units of the Panama Fire Department and the National police were called to the scene  and the severely injured person was rescued  from the flattened  overturned car by firemen and  transferred by personnel from the Prehospital Medical Care Service of the Panama Fire Department to a  nearby  medical center

The causes of the accident are unknown.

Colonel Jaime Villar, director of the Panama Fire Department said:  “The levels are made so that the vehicles are parked and with bars so that accidents are avoided. Investigations will determine what happened.” The Public Ministry and police are studying surveillance cameras.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/3-dead-one-critically-hurt-as-car-falls-from-parking-lot

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14 minutes ago, Marcelyn said:

I’ve seen a car driven off the upper levels of a parking garage in movies. Never thought it might happen in real life. Scary.

Not yet confirmed, but some reports have stated that one of the parties was learning to drive and got the brake pedal mixed up with the accelerator.

Edited by Keith Woolford

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Red flag for architects after parking lot deaths

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After the deaths of three people in a car that hurtled from a Costa del Este parking lot on Wednesday, March 28, Panama’s Society of Engineers and Architects (SPIA) says that architects will have to rethink how high rise parking lots are constructed.

Gustavo Bernal president of the Society of Engineers said the parking lots need to have steel or cement divisions and in necessary painted barriers to avoid a repeat of the accident.

He said that in the images that have been observed, show that the car was moving at a high speed and there are no traces that it tried to stop, but investigations have to be completed.

He said it will have to be seen if it necessary to regulate the cladding that covers the parking lots of buildings as has already happened in other countries such as Great Britain, where a disastrous fire occurred last year.

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Sabrina Murillo, 20  the only survivor of the fall from the third floor of PH Breeze is in critical condition in intensive care in Hospital Santo Tomas, Her father  Eduardo Murillo 59, her sister Paola 17 and  Abel Sandi 28, died instantly. The Mini Cooper that crashed was a graduation gift from her father to Paolo, two weeks before.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/red-flag-for-architects-after-parking-lot-deaths

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3 dead, 2 injured in ATV rollover

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The rollover of a four-wheel all terrain vehicle(ATV)   on Saturday afternoon, March 31, caused the deaths of three people and injuries to two more.

Two of the victims died at the accident site in Altos de María, Chame, Panama West Province. The third died at the San Carlos polyclinic, where the injured were taken by Units of the Fire Department of Panama and the Unified Emergency System (Sume 911)

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/3-dead-2-injured-in-atv-rollover

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Panama’s 100th traffic fatality for 2018

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A 21-YEAR-OLD   man attempting to cross the road near the church of San Antonio, in La Morelos, Tocumen at 6:30 in the morning of Thursday, April 12,  became Panama’s 100th traffic fatality in 2018.

he was hit by a car heading towards Panama City and died instantly. Police say the driver was “distracted” which is often a euphemism for using a cell phone. He was detained for questioning.

The number of deaths so far this year is 38 behind the total for the same period in 2017. The final highway death total for last year was 440.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/panamas-r-100th-traffic-fatality-for-2017

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Speed kills one critically injures two

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Highway death toll passes 100
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One person was killed and two critically injured after a spectacular collision between two speeding vehicles a sedan and a pickup on the Pan American Highway in the district of Chepo,  on Friday afternoon, April 20.

Over 100 people have died on Panama roads   so far this year,

The injured  were taken to the hospital in Chepo, by a  Fire Department ambulance

The accident, which tore the engine the windshield and front doors from one of the vehicles and sent the other on to the other side of the road,  caused a large traffic jam in both directions while the paramedics rescued the injured and later cranes removed both vehicles.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/speed-kills-one-critically-injures-two

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BMW driver dies in blazing car

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The Driver of a BMW  reported to be speeding died in his burning car after it hit the concrete ‘Jersey’ wall that divides the road between the Albrook terminal and the North Corridor and burst into flames.

The accident happened at 2 am, on Sunday, April 22 and when firemen arrived the driver was already dead.

An autopsy will determine if he was under the influence of some substance.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/bmw-driver-dies-in-blazing-car

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Sunday bus crash injures 10

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AT LEAST 10  people were injured in Howard, four seriously when a coaster bus bus overturned in heavy rain and plunged into a ravine on Sunday, April 29, on the road to the Bridge of the Americas a few meters from om the entrance to Panama Pacifico.

The bus was heading for the Bridge of the Americas, on its way to Panama City.

The driver was among the injured transferred to hospital by ambulances of the Institutional Protection Service (SPI) and the National Aeronaval Service (Senan).

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/sunday-bus-crash-injures-10

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Veraguas Bloody Friday, 5 dead 

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Police in Veraguas province are investigating four traffic accidents that led to the deaths of five people on Friday night, April 27.

Two pedestrians were killed in separate incidents while attempting to cross the inter-American highway, one in La Peña and another in Los Ruices in Las Palmas

In the district of Calobre, two people died in a rollover, with the driver apparently under the influence of alcohol.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/5-dead-veraguas-bloody-friday

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A bus carrying fans from the baseball game back to Bocas del Toro lost it's brakes on a dangerous curve near Cabello de Angel on the highway over the cordillera.

The driver managed to maneuver it into the side of a hill. Yikes.

 

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2 dead, 5 injured in head-on crashes

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Panama’s Public Ministry (MP)    has opened an investigation into a  traffic accident on the Bridge of the Americas on Saturday night, May  5 in which a 28-year-old woman died and two people were injured including a small child.

The senior prosecutor, Rafael Baloyes, in charge of the investigations, has asked witnesses to the accident to contact the Homicide Section of the Metropolitan Prosecutor’s Office at 507-2966.

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Death closes Bridge of Americas

The young woman and the child were traveling in a sedan vehicle when a 4×4 heading for the city crossed into their lane leading to a head-on collision, according to preliminary versions. The driver of the 4×4 vehicle was also injured and taken to Hospital Santo Tomas.

The child is stable in Hospital del Nino says the Public Ministry.

A  similar accident in Colón.  on  Friday night led to the death of  one person  and injuries to three  including  an 11-months-old infant

A pickup heading into the city crossed into the opposite lane in  Gatuncillo Norte, Buena Vista.

and hit a taxi. The taxi driver died on the spot and Fire Department rescue teams had to pry the driver a man, 45, and, a woman 42, from the wreckage of the pickup.

Both incidents led to long traffic delays, with drivers heading for the Bridge of the  Americas diverted to Centennial Bridge.

The two deaths brought the year’s highway toll past 120. With over 400 injuries and over  125 reported traffic accidents daily.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/two-dead-5-injured-in-head-on-crashes

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Arrest warrant for drunk driving suspect in Bridge death

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The driver of the Prado that killed a 28-year-old mother and severely injured her four-year-daughter following a head-on collision on the Bridge of the Americas on Saturday, May 5  is under police watch in a private hospital.

An arrest warrant was issued following impaired driving tests.  The Public Ministry reported that the order was made by the Homicide Section of the Metropolitan Area, under prosecutor Rafael Baloyes, who has appealed for any witnesses to call his office.

The man, suspected of impaired driving was heading into town on Saturday evening when he veered into the oncoming lane, hitting a sedan whose driver died on the spot. Her daughter is in Hospital del Nino.

Civil organizations linked to road safety are calling for tougher penalties for impaired drivers and for the next government to create a comprehensive strategy to reduce Panama’s road carnage.

Over  440 people died on the country’s highways last year, and hundreds more were hospitalized, with inattention (use of cell phones ) and alcohol leading causes.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/drunk-driver-suspect-in-bridge-death-waiting-arrest

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No brakes pirate bus in multi-car pile-up

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A PIRATE  bus on the San Vincente route,   reportedly with failed brakes sent a car into a ditch and involved six other vehicles in the incident in Las Lomas de Las Lajas, in Las Cumbres on Monday morning,  May, 7. National and ATTT  police arrived to investigate and handle the major ensuing traffic jam.
 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/no-brakes-pirate-bus-in-multi-car-pile-up

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Bridge death driver detained in hospital

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The driver of the vehicle involved in a  weekend head-on collision on the Bridge of the Americas that killed a 28-year-old- woman and  seriously injured her four-year-old daughter has been ordered held in preventive detention, but he will not be behind bars as he was returned to the private hospital where he has been  under police guard since the night of the collision,

Judge of guarantees of the Third Judicial Circuit in  La Chorrera, ordered the provisional arrest of Alex Gómez Sousa-Lennox, driver of the truck that killed  Ana Karen Pérez,  on Saturday night, May 5. He was reported to be impaired at the time. He appeared in court in a wheelchair and was wearing a neck brace

The decision was made on Wednesday, May  9, May in a guarantee hearing held in Panama West.

He is facing charges of culpable homicide and an appeal hearing of the precautionary measure will be held on Monday, May 14.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/bridge-death-driver-detained-in-hospital

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5 injured in triple Tocumen collision

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FIVE  PEOPLE  were injured, including a small child were injured when a taxi turned the wrong way into oncoming traffic and collided with a sedan sending it into  a busito (mini panel bus) in La Morelos, Tocumen on Friday afternoon, May 11.

The injured were treated by paramedics from Sume 911 and a five-year-old child was taken to the Irma Lourdes Hospital in Tzanetatos.

Two lanes of traffic were closed causing a major traffic jam.

Units of the Fire Department and  Transit police arrived to speed up the traffic.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/5-injured-in-triple-tocumen-collision

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Bridge death driver in previous drunk driving accident

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The man involved in the death of a woman on the Bridge of the Americas, while impaired, will remain in preventive detention after it was revealed to The Panama West Court of Appeals that he had been involved in another drunk driving incident in March that injured four people.

Alex Gómez Sousa-Lennox, appeared at the hearing in La Chorrera, after the judge of Guarantees, Carlos Fajardo, ordered his provisional arrest for six months, while investigators determined if there were procedural risks such as flight risk, destruction of evidence and danger for the community.

It was shown that the bridge incident, which resulted in the death of Ana Karen Pérez, 28,  and sent her four-year-old orphaned daughter to the Hospital del Nino,  was the second case in which Alex Gómez Sousa-Lennox was involved. The court heard that he was involved in an accident in San Carlos on March 6, in which four people were injured and according to information in the file, He was also intoxicated.

His lawyers were against the precautionary measure imposed by the prosecution, but their arguments were not convincing enough for the Court of Appeals, which endorsed the measure of provisional detention, reports TVN.

Sousa-Lennox arrived in court in a wheelchair and wearing an orthopedic collar. Prosecutor Anabelis Jaén, said:  “We will sustain that the procedural risks still remain, for which the precautionary measure was imposed last Wednesday “.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/bridge-death-driver-in-previous-drunk-driving-accident

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Drunk killer driver moved from hospital to jail

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Arturo Gómez Sousa-Lennox,  the driver of the ATV  that collided head-on with the sedan driven by Ana Karen Pérez, 28, accompanied by her four-year-old daughter, on the Bridge of the Americas, on Saturday night, May 5, will be transferred to the La Chorrera public jail.

The Public Ministry (MP) reported that the order was, made, Tuesday, May 15, by the judge of guarantees, Xavier Alexis Flores, at the request of prosecutor Anabellys Jaén.

Gómez Sousa-Lennox, who was impaired at the time of the incident had been in a private hospital under police guard and has been charged with aggravated manslaughter. At an appeals hearing on Monday, it was revealed that he had injured four people in an accident in March while drunk. At the same hearing, his no-show lawyer was fined   $300  by the judge.

Ana Karen Pérez died the day of the accident, while the child was taken to the Children’s Hospital.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/accused-killer-driver-moved-from-hospital-to-jail

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