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3 dead, 3 injured as pickup ploughs into bus stop

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Posted 12/10/2019

Two people were killed and three injured when the driver of a pickup, slammed into a bus stop after colliding with a sedan on the José Agustín Arango road , in  Villa Lorena, Río Abajo during a heavy downpour on Saturday morning, October 12.

A woman standing at the stop was killed instantly.  The second victim died on the way to the San Miguel Arcángel hospital.

A third person arrived without vital signs at the Manuel María Valdés hospital.

Passing motorists and customers in two nearby shops rushed to assist the victims before the arrival of Sume 911 Emergency Service ambulances.

The latest deaths raise the toll on Panama roads this year to  226.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/3-dead-3-injured-as-pickup-ploughs-into-bus-stop-1

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One dead  two injured in multi-vehicle pileup

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Posted 12/10/2019

One person died and two were injured in a multi-vehicle pileup on Via Centenario near the Rod Carew Stadium at noon on Friday, October 11. The accident led to an hours-long traffic jam.  The victims were  rushed to Santo Tomas hospital, but one, aged 23 died soon after arriving at the emergency room.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/one-dead-two-injured-in-multi-vehicle-pileup

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Pickup driver who killed three   behind bars

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Posted 13/10/2019

The driver of a speeding pickup that killed three people waiting for a bus in Villa Lorena on Saturday morning  October 12 is in preventive  detention charged with wrongful death

Ricardo Valdez Delgado appeared before a judge on Sunday and will remain behind bars for six months while the Public Ministry investigates.

A video circulating on social media shows the pickup traveling in heavy rain before it hit a sedan and then plowed into the bus stop.

One woman died at the site and two other people died on the way to the medical centers where they were taken by staff of the Single Emergency Management Service (SUME-911)

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/pickup-driver-who-killed-three-behind-bars

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Taxi impaled on highway raises toll to 231

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Posted 21/10/2019

A speeding taxi driver in his early twenties was killed on the Corridor Norte on Sunday morning, October 20, when he lost control of his vehicle which was impaled on a guard rail. The driver was thrown from the car which burst into flames. On Saturday in Chiriqui, a motorcyclist crashed into a ditch  and was killed. The two deaths bring Panama’s highway death toll this year to 231

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/taxi-impaled-on-highway-raises-toll-to-231

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Remembering the 18 victims of blazing bus horror

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Posted 23/10/2019

Survivors and relatives of the 18 people killed in the 8B-06 bus fire in La Cresta, Panama   13 years ago marked the anniversary by painting blue hearts on the road at the site on Martín Sosa Avenue Wednesday, October 23.

"We  can never forget this date," said nurse Lidia Atencio, one of the survivors of the tragedy.”It was the day on which "the transport system in the country. collapsed"

According to Atencio, since that date there have been significant changes in the transport system, but all "at a slow pace…vehicle accidents continue to be the order of the day, due to the lack of courtesy and risking lives," she added.

On the afternoon of October 23, 2006, a bus on the Corredor - Mano de Piedra route caught fire, resulting in the death of 18 people and permanent injuries to the bodies of 25 others who survived.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/remembering-the-18-victims-of-blazing-bus-horror

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One dead 17 injured in multi-vehicle pile ups

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Posted 27/10/2019

One person was killed and five injured in a  three-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer, a pickup and a sedan on Saturday morning, October 26  in El Pelón' on the Transistmica highway in Las Cumbres.

The latest death brings the highway toll so far this year to  232.

On Sunday at least 11 were injured in a multi-vehicle pileup triggered by a pirate bus near the Bridge of the America. Ten of the injured were passengers in the bus heading for Panama Oeste.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/one-dead-17-injured-in-multi-vehicle-pile-ups

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Four injured, five cars wrecked as truck brakes fail

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Posted 09/11/2019

Four people were hospitalized and five cars severely damaged when they were hit by a truck whose brakes failed on the Arriajan Chorrera highway on Friday afternoon. November 8. Some of the vehicles were completely destroyed leaving the route covered with wreckage and causing a  major traffic snarl as people headed for a long weekend in the interior.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/four-injured-five-cars-wrecked-as-truck-brakes-fail

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Blitz on drunk drivers as 7 die on Panama roads

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Posted 20/11/2019

A  hit and run driver behind the wheel of a taxi that killed a pedestrian in the Cochea sector of David, Chiriqui on Sunday, November 17 was filmed by another motorist who passed the evidence to the police. The driver later turned himself in.

The victim was the 42nd person killed on Chiriqui roads this year and the first of seven early week highway deaths. bringing the national toll this year to 291.

One man was killed and two people injured in Cañazas, Veraguas.

In Arraiján – a  man was killed by a hit and run driver of a van on the La Chorrera highway, near Westland Mall.

In  Sabanitas, the driver of a bus on the Vigía - Colón route hit and killed a cyclist.

Another cyclist training for an event was killed in Penonome.

In Coclé Raúl Hernández, 51, died in the hospital after suffering serious injuries in a collision on Monday afternoon.

The surge of deaths, sparked a police crackdown on impaired drivers and at one checkpoint in Panama City on Tuesday evening 10 drivers were fined and their cars towed.

Police authorities warn that the blitz on dunk driving will be extended.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/blitz-on-drunk-drivers-as-7-die-on-panama-roads

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Neighbors rescue 7 crash victims waiting 30 mins for ambulances

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Posted 28/11/2019

Seven people, including three schoolteachers traveling in one vehicle, were hospitalized with severe injuries after a head-on crash on the Transistmica at Lajas de Las Cumbres, in North Panama on Wednesday night November 27.

Local residents struggled to extract the injured from the wreckage as ambulance services took 30 minutes to respond.

Excessive speed by one of the vehicles is presumed to be the cause of the severity of the damage.

Five ambulances of Sume 911 the emergency service of and other dependencies transferred the victims to the San Miguel Arcángel  and other hospitals.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/neighbors-rescue-7-crash-victims-waiting-30-mins-for-ambulances

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3 dead, 11 injured in highway incidents

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A triple vehicle crash in Chiriqui

Posted 01/12/2019

Three people lost their lives and 11 were injured in traffic  incidents on Saturday, November 30

Isabel Del Carmen Payán de Lawson, 52, was killed in a triple collision in Tierras Altas, Chiriquí, at 5 a.m.

Police sources that the car driven by the victim slammed into the back of another vehicle and crossed the road into the path of an ongoing truck that was overturned.

Nine people were in injured in the incident.

According to National Police, there have been 43 deaths from road accidents,  in Chiriqui so far this year, 18 fewer victims compared to the same date in 2018.

Nurse killed 
A nurse  on her way to work on the morning shift at  the Manuel Amador  Hospital in Colon  died and two others were injured when their taxi was hit by a tour bus

The day’s carnage ended at 11 p.m. with the death of a pedestrian hit by a delivery truck on the Transistmica highway in Panama
 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/3-dead-11-injured-in-highway-incidents

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