Bavaro & Punta Cana July 31, 2022 | 11:09 am

At least 13 injured in accident on the Boulevard Turistico in Bavaro

Bavaro, La Altagracia.- A collision between a jeep and a Daihatsu truck loaded with workers left at least 13 injured this Sunday morning.

The traffic accident occurred on the Eastern Tourist Boulevard, near CEPM, shortly after 8:00 am.

The DIGESETT, several ambulances, members of the Veron-Punta Cana Fire Department, and the preventive police provide assistance at the scene.

This accident occurs four days after another accident with a truck transporting workers, in Veron, where there was one death and at least 12 injured.

 

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Paul Tierney
July 31, 2022 11:23 am

Hope none of the people were seriously injured. The location is where there are turnarounds to change travel direction. Willing to chance a guess one of the vehicles merged foolishly onto the road and/or the other was goint too fast in the inside lane to adjust in time to avoid the collision.

Mr. Sensible
July 31, 2022 8:16 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

When it comes do driving here, any shortcut, be it safe or not, is that path most desired. That intersection (turn around) is a joke. And I am not talking about the low end of Dominican life. It is a normal and frequent occurrence to witness $100,000 vehicles do the same, especially around Cocotal.

Now, the police will no doubt start to clamp down on transport vehicles loaded with workers in the back…all the while doing exactly the same with 6 to 8 police officers dangling out of the back of a police pick up truck. One law for the people…one law for the police.

Don’t get me started on the taxi’s and airport transfer vans who pull up 2 feet behind you and are exceeding the speed limit by 20mp[h.

MrNoName
August 8, 2022 11:22 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

Unfortunately it was bad. We passed by this accident shortly after 8:00 AM that morning on our shuttle to our excursion. Pray to God lives were saved but there were many laying lifeless.