Bavaro & Punta Cana October 20, 2022 | 10:35 am

18 people hurt in another accident on Boulevard Turistico del Este

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On Wednesday afternoon, 18 people were hurt, some critically, in a traffic collision on the Boulevard Turistico del Este in the province of La Altagracia. Three vehicles were engaged in the incident, including a bus, at the Cruce de Los Manantiales.  

Of the 18 wounded, two suffered critical injuries. According to fire brigade Colonel Miguel Alvarez, the injured were taken to the Punta Cana Medical Center where they were being treated. Most of the injured are construction workers from Haiti who are employed in the tourist areas. He revealed that all the injured were in the truck that collided with a bus that was waiting for the traffic light to change to continue the march.

Colonel Miguel Alvarez explained that there are three vehicles involved in the accident, a dump truck, a yellow bus, and a passenger-carrying truck. Bruno Benítez, in charge of the Department of Risk and Disaster Management of the Cabildo de Verón Punta Cana, explained that all the injured have been assisted by the units of the National Health System, Public Works, Firefighters, Digesett, and other institutions.

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Haagen Dasz
October 20, 2022 12:03 pm

Note: in English casualties refers to people who died.

Dominican Today
October 20, 2022 2:59 pm
Reply to  Haagen Dasz

Thank you! The error has been corrected.

Paul Tierney
October 20, 2022 12:11 pm

This just proves not being careful to the road situations bring about this type of accident. An image from another media outlet shows in order the bus, heavy truck, and the light truck. It can be suggested the operators of the heavy truck and light truck were not able to stop in time to prevent the collision. High speed, not maintaining safe distances from each other, and to include the lack of attention are accident causes.

October 20, 2022 6:06 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

Lack of common sense and logic, ability to think…plays the great role….!!!!

October 20, 2022 6:04 pm

Last week i wrote…” Nothing will change”….Here we go again…its getting worse