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Panama West, 11th traffic victim

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Posted 20/03/2019
 
A 30- year old pedestrian attempting to cross, the Arraiján-La Chorrera highway with his brother to catch a bus was killed by a speeding sedan, on Monday evening, March 19.

He became the   11th victim of a traffic accident in Panamá Oeste.

The front and windshield of the sedan were destroyed by the impact. The driver was arrested.

The incident caused four cars to collide, as drivers stopped to take pictures of the accident with their cell phones reports El Siglo.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama-west-11th-traffic-victim

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Broken signal. speed cause one dead 20 injured crash.

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Posted 20/03/2019
 
The driver of a Diablo Rojo (green devil) bus was killed and at lest 20 of the 48 passengers injured following a collision with a sedan at 2 pm on Wednesday, March 20.

The accident took place on the Buena Vista bus route on Transistmica at  Cativá in San Judas, in Colon province.

After the collision, the bus plunged into a roadside ditch and became embedded in a bank of earth.

Among the injured, were several students traveling home from school.   Ambulances and paramedics from the Emergency Management System, (Sume), the Red Cross, the Fire Department and the National Civil Protection System ( Sinaproc ), helped the injured, some severely who after being stabilized were transferred to different hospitals in the province.

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Malene Salazar, regional manager of the Transit and Land Transportation Authority  (ATTT)  said that speeding and a non-functioning traffic light were key elements in the tragedy.

She said He said that for several months she had notified Panama that the traffic light was still damaged and that on by Thursday personnel from HQ were scheduled to repair it.
 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/broken-signal-speed-cause-one-dead-20-injured-crash

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3 bus  crash victims in critical condition

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Posted 21/03/2019
 
THREE of the eight passengers hospitalized in Colon after a  bus crash on Wednesday, March 20   remain in critical condition a fourth has been transferred to Hospital Santo Tomas in Panama City.

 Authorities are investigating the shortage of ambulances to transfer 20 injured passengers.  

According to Omar Ramos the director of the Social Security Fund in the province of Colon, two others must undergo surgery and the rest are being treated in the emergency room

The driver of the diablo rojo (red devil)  bus died in the accident

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/3-bus-crash-victims-in-critical-condition

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Bus driver fled after traffic death

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Posted 31/03/2019
 
A  busito (mini-bus) driver has been arrested after fleeing from the spot where he knocked down and killed a man on, the main road of Utivé in Pacora, eastern Panama on Saturday, March 30.

Moisés Gutiérrez a 54-year-old farmer was heading to his brother’s home to deliver a head of bananas when he was hit by the bus. A sister of the victim said that for a long time they have been asking the Transit Authority (ATTT) and the Ministry of Public Works (MOP) for sidewalks because drivers pass through the area at high speed and school students have to walk in roadside ditches. for fear of being run over.

Residents identified y the panel type bus which was recovered by the police. The driver has been arrested and detained because the same vehicle was suspected of involvement in another incident some weeks ago.  

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An unidentified man was run over and killed by a pickup at the entrance to Las Acacias, in Juan Díaz a poorly lit area  noted for multiple traffic accidents.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/bus-driver-fled-after-traffic-death

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Car crash kills 2, bus crash injures 3traffic deaths

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Posted 07/04/2019
 
Two men , the driver aged 33 and the passenger 21 were killed on Sunday, April 7  when their car crashed into a hollow near the Inter-American highway in Gorgona de Chame.  The accident forced the closing of two lanes leading to the interior t causing a major traffic jam. Their deaths brought the total in Panama West this year to 13
 
Meanwhile three people were injured when the driver of a bus from on the David-Changuinola route lost control and hit the fence of Fortuna Dam in Chiriqui. Wire mesh fencing prevented the bus from plunging into the hydro-electric project.
 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/car-crash-kills-2-bus-crash-injures-3traffic-deaths-1

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Rescue boss gets citizen assistance

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Posted 10/04/2019
 
Jose Ddonderis The director of the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc), an organization dedicated to assisting citizens in trouble got a helping hand from passing motorists on Wednesday, April 10 after suffering a traffic accident while on his way to Panama City.

Donderis told TVN-2.com, he and his driver were traveling from the migrant camp in the province of Chiriqui to the capital city, when suddenly the driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned at Loma Campana, in the district of Capira. Neither of the two was injured.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/rescue-boss-gets-citizen-assistance

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On 4/8/2019 at 11:08 AM, Moderator_02 said:

Meanwhile three people were injured when the driver of a bus from on the David-Changuinola route lost control and hit the fence of Fortuna Dam in Chiriqui.

How in the world do you crash while driving on a dam? That's about as straight and level as it gets in Panama.

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Two cyclista killed in highway accidents

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Posted 18/04/2019

Two cyclists were run over and killed in separate incidents on Wednesday Evening, April 17. A 70-year-old bus driver on his way home from work died in Las Ollas Arriba, district of Capira. and a minor in the Costa del Sol area of Veracruz a minor was struck and killed.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/two-cyclista-killed-in-highway-accidents

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One dead, 8 injured in Holy Thursday crashesRT

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Posted 19/04/2019

A 76-year- old – woman died, and three people were injured in a traffic accident on the afternoon of Holy Thursday in the Los Pozos sector of Los Asientos de Pedasí, in Los Santos. The victim was traveling in a sedan with relatives, including minors when the driver lost control and hit a tree in a culvert.

on the same afternoon, four    National  Police  Community Officers and one minor were injured in an accident on the inter-American highway, at the entrance of Loma del Roble in Aguadulce.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/one-dead-8-injured-in-holy-thursday-crashesrt-1

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7 hospitalized in bus-cement truck crash

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Posted 10/05/2019

SEVEN people were hospitalized when an articulated truck loaded with bags of cement slammed into the back of a minibus on Thursday, May 9.

The accident took place on the Interamerican highway, near  Paseo Del Río Llano Marín, in f Penonomé.

The bus was on the Rio Hato-Penonomé route.  The injured, including students, were treated at the scene by Fire Service personnel and transferred to the emergency room of the Aquilino Tejeira de Penonomé hospital.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/7-hospitalized-in-bus-cement-truck-crash

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School bus plunges onto house patio

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Posted 15/05/2019

Six children had a miracle escape after their school bus plunged down an embankment onto the patio of a house in the La Tercera section of the village of Las Mañanitas, in eastern Panama, on the morning of  Tuesday, May 14. No serious injuries were reported

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/school-bus-plunges-onto-house-patio

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There was a fatal single vehicle crash on the Via Boquete this morning in lower Frances.

The deceased was identified as José Moreno, owner of Casa del Constructor on the PanAmerican Highway.

He was also the developer and a resident of the Brisas Boqueteñas neighbourhood in Alto Boquete.  RIP

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Posted (edited)
16 hours ago, Keith Woolford said:

There was a fatal single vehicle crash on the Via Boquete this morning in lower Frances.

The El Siglo article incorrectly states that his son died in 2019 when it was actually about six years ago.

Edited by Keith Woolford

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Lawmaker deputy killed  in crash

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Posted 21/05/2019

Jose Moreno a 61-year Chiriqui businessman and deputy to a Molirena lawmaker in the current Assembly was killed on Tuesday, May 21 when he lost control of his car and crashed into the supports od a flyover.

The accident happened at the Potrerillos exit on the in  David-Boquete highway in Chiriquí province.

He was  deputy  to  Miguel Fanovich circuit 4- 1  during the period 2014-2019, 

"Witnesses point out that this person was coming at a moderate speed, so we did not rule out a cardiac problem or dizziness since the final position of the vehicle clearly shows that he lost control, which is why we are already investigating," said a police spokesperson.

There have been 18 traffic fatalities in Chiriqui so far this year.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/lawmaker-deputy-killed-in-crash

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Two dead in speeding busito accident

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Posted 23/05/2019

A  highway accident that took the lives  of two people motorcyclist  and a minibus driver on  the Penonomé-Pajonal route on Wednesday, May 22  was captured on a security camera in  the Chigore district of Cocle and circulated on social media

The accident took place at dawn when the speeding busito driven by Humberto Dario Monterrey, 44, attempted to overtake another vehicle collided with the bike driven by David Martinez Cedeño, 21, who was killed instantly. The bus spun off the road and collided with a hydro pole The driver died when Fire Department first responders tried to remove him from the vehicle.

Eight people have died in traffic accidents in Cocle this year.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/two-dead-in-speeding-busito-accident

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Five dead, two critically hurt in Panama City crash

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Posted 25/05/2019

FIVE  people were killed in an early morning collision involving a speeding taxi which ignored deviation signs for construction work on Metro Line 2 and hit a sedan head-on in front of Panama’s Metro Mall on  Ave Domingo Díaz on Saturday, May 24.

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All the dead were aged between 18 and 24 according to early reports The taxi driver and two women passengers were killed, along with the driver and a passenger in the sedan. The fatal victims were all between 18 and 24 years old.

Two women survivors were prised from the wreckage by Fire Service first responders and transferred to the Hospital Santo Tomás Hospital and the Arnulfo Arias Madrid hospital complex where they remain in critical condition.

Traffic Police report a greater number of traffic accidents on weekends due to causes such as speed, alcohol intake and imprudence in driving
 
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https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/five-dead-two-critically-hurt-in-panama-city-crash

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Prosecutor named to investigate 5 highway deaths

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Posted 25/05/2019

Prosecutor Franco Veliz, from the Primary Care Section of the San Miguelito Regional Prosecutor's Office, has been assigned ti will be in charge of investigating the traffic accident in which five people died in front of the Metromall shopping center on Saturday, May 25...

According to  Public Ministry's reports, the accident occurred between 3:00 am and 3:30 am involving   a taxi and a Suzuki car

Two men and three women died and two other women are in critical condition in a hospital. The victims range between 18 and 28 years.

Two women taxi passengers and the driver died from the accident.

There were four people traveling in the Suzuki The driver and a woman died and the other two passengers are the ones in different  hospitals

The incident occurred in front of Metromall, in the corregimiento of Rufina Alfaro de San Miguelito.

The taxi came from the Tocumen area to San Miguelito and the other vehicle from San Miguelito to the Domingo Díaz highway.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/prosecutor-named-to-investigate-5-highway-deaths

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No-seat-belt driver killed in collision

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Posted 27/05/2019

A man in his early twenties old died on Monday afternoon. May 27 when his vehicle collided with the back of an articulated truck that was stopped at the edge of the Arraiján - La Chorrera highway in  Panama West. The car plunged off the highway into a gully. Police reports indicate the driver was not wearing a seat belt.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/no-seat-belt-driver-killed-in-collision

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10 injured in Capira  bus accident

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Posted 27/05/2019

Ten people were injured in a traffic accident on the Pan-American Highway in Capira on Monday morning, May 26.  The Panama Fire Department of Panama said that a bus on the La Pintada-Panama route hit the back of a truck in the Villa Mireya sector The injured were treated by the fire department. paramedics

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/10-injured-in-capira-bus-accident

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Loaded brewery truck hit by train

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Posted 28/05/2019

A brewery truck loaded with cases of beer stalled on a rail track and was struck by a container train on Omar Torrijos Avenue, at  the Pedro Miguel crossing on Monday evening, May 27. The truck driver was unhurt but his cargo was scattered across the road The National Police are investigating to determine responsibilities.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/loaded-brewery-truck-hit-by-train

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