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Me too and it drives my husband nuts.  I'm perpetually nervous in the passenger seat. 

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Six injured in head-on collision

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Posted 21/07/2019

Six people were injured, four in critical condition, including three prominent soccer players after a head-on collision on the road to Los Pozas,  Herrera, on Saturday. July 20. One of the vehicles crossed the center line and hit the oncoming car. Firemen had to use “jaws of life” to pry the driver from the wreckage.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/six-injured-in-head-on-collision

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Hit and run drivers bring death, injury and traffic chaos

Posted 21/07/2019

Hit and run drivers were involved in two traffic incidents on Saturday, July 20 in which one person was killed and another badly injured.

On the road leading to Centennial bridge, a speeding driver hit a pickup loaded with yams, leading to a chain collision ibe serious and several minor injuries and a major traffic jam.

On the outskirts of  El Chorrillo, on the road to the Bridge of the Americas, a man was hit by a speeding car which left the victim and pieces of the vehicle at the scene.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/hit-and-run-drivers-bring-death-injury-and-traffic-chaos-1

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Two young men killed by hit-and-run drivers in Chiriqui

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Posted 22/07/2019

Sunday. July 21  saw two more people added to the grim toll of  Panama highway deaths caused by hit-and-run drivers.

Eduardo Senovio Sención, 31  was riding his bicycle . on the main road towards Manaca in Puerto Armuelles, near  Ebasa when he was hit by a car that failed to stop. Authorities have opened an investigation and are searching for the driver.

Roberto Pineda,30 died in  the Rafael Hernández regional hospital in David  after being run over  the district of Alanje

In both cases, staff of the Public Ministry took the victims to the judicial morgue in David, for autopsies while investigations continue.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/two-young-men-killed-by-hit-and-run-drivers-in-chiriqui-1

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Driver and assistant escape in loaded truck plunge

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Posted 23/07/2019

The driver of a truck, loaded with more than 300 bags of chicken manure lost control as he swerved to avoid a small vehicle and plunged into a ravine in the Las Lomas de David Sector, Chiriquí. The  driver and his assistant were uninjured.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/driver-and-assistant-escape-in-loaded-truck-plunge

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Taxi driver dies on Transistmica

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Posted 26/07/2019

A taxi-driver was killed on Transistmica the Los Andes shopping center. where road works have been ongoing for nearly a year. He was traveling towards San Isidro when, apparently, he lost control and crashed into a fixed object and was killed instantly reports La Critica.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/taxi-driver-dies-on-transistmica

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Four dead, one critical in traffic accidents

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Crash scene that claimed 3 lives

Posted 26/07/2019

Two adults and a minor were killed in a Thursday night accident involving an articulated truck and a sedan on the Interamerican Highway, at the entrance to La Mesa, Veraguas.

A fourth person is in critical in the l Luis "Chicho Fábrega regional hospital.

Earlier in the day, a four-year-old child was run over and killed by the school bus that had just dropped him off at his grandparents' home in Santa Monica, Las Mananitas.

The latest incidents raise Panama  traffic  deaths so far this year to 161.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/four-dead-one-critical-in-traffic-accidents

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Panama roads death toll at 162

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Posted 29/07/2019

THE DEATH  toll on Panama roads has reached  162 in 209 days so far this year, 34 less than in the same time period in 2018, according to Traffic Police.  A police spokesman said on Monday, July 29, that during the weekend there was a single death due to traffic and about 8,000 tickets were issued nationwide for various infractions About 3,000 tickets were for speeding. and disregarding  transit rules

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama-roads-death-toll-at-162

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7 cars, one house damaged by no-brakes truck

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Posted 30/07/2019

A DELIVERY  truck whose brakes failed on a hill careened into 7  parked vehicles before crashing into a house on Calle Colombianos in the Urracá Valley, San Miguelito, at 6 am Tuesday, July 30.  Three people with minor injuries were treated by Sume 911 paramedics

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/7-cars-one-house-damaged-by-no-brakes-truck

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wow...and who gets to pay for the damage?   Thank God nobody was killed.  Also thank God there's vehicle inspections......like brakes checking on heavy haulers. 

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On 7/31/2019 at 7:18 AM, Moderator_02 said:

Just a side thought here: if Panama were to change its annual "revisado" process to include a safety and mechanical check of critical vehicular components (e.g., brake lights, head lights, brakes, turn signals, etc.) then perhaps some of these accidents due to failures could be eliminated.

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It may already be a requirement that no one bothers with any longer. I had my first Revisado inspection performed in David in 2012 at Felipe Rodriguez. On that occasion my vehicle was put on the lift for an inspection of the brakes, and the headlights and turn signals were tested. That experience led me to expect the same in future years. However, since then I have gone to Felipe Rodriguez in David and then to QuickFix in Boquete, but the inspections have consisted only of the usual snapshots. My guess is that the requirement exists but that enforcement is absent.

 

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Bald tires are common.  ( sold as slightly used in lots all over Panama) 

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2 hours ago, Brundageba said:

Bald tires are common.  ( sold as slightly used in lots all over Panama) 

 

Bald tires are only a minor inconvenience.

 

 

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One man and two horses killed in highway collision

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, on the Interamerican Highway , in the Penonomé district, near Rio Grande Cocle

Posted 04/08/2019

One man and two horses were killed and two people injured in a collision between an articulated truck and a pickup towing a horse trailer, on the Interamerican Highway, in the Penonomé district, near Rio Grande Cocle on Sunday. August 4.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/one-man-and-two-horses-killed-in-highway-collision

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Police search for driver who killed cyclist

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Posted 04/08/2019

Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who hit and killed Herminio Sánchez Arauz, 46, on Sunday, August 4   on the road leading t to the La Hincada sector, of Antón, Coclé.. The death brings the highway toll in Panama this year to 165

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/police-search-for-driver-who-killed-cyclist

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Six injured in speeding pirate bus accident

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Posted 07/08/2019

Six people were injured when a speeding pirate bus carrying passengers picked near a Chorerra supermarket overturned close to the access to the Arraiján-La Chorrera highway. The accident was reported at 6:00 am on Tuesday, August 6

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/six-injured-in-speeding-pirate-bus-accident

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Four injured as taxi slams 911 ambulance

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Posted 10/08/2019

Four people were injured when a taxi slammed into the back of a Sume  911 ambulance he was tailing on Wednesday night  August  7. The ambulance was taking a patient to the Nicolás A. Solano hospital in La Chorrera when the collision took place in the Vista Alegre de Arraiján sector.

Two paramedics were the patient's companion and the taxi passenger suffered injuries

The victims were helped and taken by another 911 ambulance to the Santa Fe Hospital and are out of danger.

A spokesman for Sume 911 said that this is one of the biggest obstacles that emergency professionals face every day, especially with taxi drivers who follow behind the ambulances with to advance in the traffic jams, putting in danger the lives of others waiting for help. The Sume reiterates to drivers to practice courtesy in driving and to give way when they hear the sirens of emergency vehicles.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/four-injured-as-taxi-slams-911-ambulance

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11-year old  killed by cement truck

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Posted 14/08/2019

An 11-year-old boy who was studying at the United Nations school in La Chorrera was hit and killed by a cement mixer truck after leaving school early Wednesday afternoon. His death at the Nicolás Alejo Solano hospital in La Chorrera brings the highway carnage this year to 171,

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/11-year-old-killed-by-cement-truck

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Rider and horse killed, 3 injured in highway tragedy

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Posted 19/08/2019

A  24-year-old rider and his horse were killed and three people injured, on  Sunday afternoon. August 18 on the Inter-American highway, near the Los Palacios Mill, in Santiago, Veraguas.

 The equestrian, Bernado Ortega was hit by a speeding vehicle while attempting to cross the highway.  

The truck overturned and a second vehicle hit the rider and the horse. Three vehicle occupants were transferred to the regional hospital

The  incident brought the death toll in Veraguas this year to 11. Nationwide 173 people have died in traffic incidents.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/rider-and-horse-killed-3-injured-in-highway-tragedy

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One dead 3 injured, 38 cars smashed

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Posted 22/08/2019

One person was killed and three injured and 38 vehicles were smashed when the kidnapped driver of an articulated truck careened down a street  in El Chorillo. Panama City in the early hours of Thursday, August  22.

The truck driver - who was transporting grain told the police  and traveled along Simón Bolívar Avenue to  Manuel Espinosa Batista, passed through    Federico Boyd tp  Balboa Avenue and then entered El Chorrillo said Police Commissioner, Franklin Serrano.

The truck entered 17th and  21st streets where cars were  parked and the collisions began.

The truck stopped in Plaza Amador when it collided head-on with a taxi, which went under the tires of the articulated vehicle. One of the passengers in the taxi died in the accident. Three others were injured.

Serrano said the driver said that when the truck stopped the criminals fled.

Traffic Police Simón Henríquez said that the truck driver registered negative in a breathalyzer test

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/one-dead-3-injured-38-cars-smashed

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On 8/23/2019 at 8:07 AM, Moderator_02 said:

 

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Demolition derby truck driver in preventive detention

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The taxi collided head on with the articulated truck

Posted 23/08/2019

The  driver of a truck that collided with 38 vehicles in El Chorrillo on August 21 and led to the death of a taxi passenger and injuries to three people, is in preventive detention

Lorenzo Samuels is charged with aggravated manslaughter.

During the hearing,  before a Judge of Guarantees Samuels apologized to the relatives and repeated his version that he was being threatened by two armed men who forced him to travel to the area.

According to a statement issued on August 22, police indicated that a driver of an articulated truck did not heed the warning of police units before the multiple collisions.

Franklin Serrano, Commissioner of the Police, said the truck was coming from San Miguelito.

The driver's defense announced that they will appeal the decision of the judge on  Tuesday, August 27.

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/demolition-derby-truck-driver-in-preventive-detention

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