Local December 15, 2022 | 8:14 am

Those involved in the Duarte highway accident point to the lack of signage as the cause

Source: External

Several witnesses to the Duarte highway accident, in which four people died and ten others were injured, stated that one of the main causes of the multiple hit-and-runs was the Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC) lack of signaling. Through several videos shared on social media, several people claim that because there was no signage, the vehicles were “surprised” by the Ministry’s work, which ended the accident at kilometer 66 of the Duarte highway in the so-called “La Cumbre” in the direction of Santo Domingo – Bonao.

“An accident, an accident; this curve is very dangerous; so there was no signaling ahead, everyone collided,” said a man in a video posted on Twitter. Andrés Matos, Public Works’ director of communications, stated that the institution and its employees had posted the warning signs and that the accident was the result of the “recklessness of the truck drivers in that dangerous curve.”

The National Police’s General Directorate of Transit and Land Transportation (Digesett) has not yet released a formal report on what transpired.

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Paul Tierney
December 15, 2022 8:30 am

Lack of signage, lack of signaling, and especially lack of driver due caution contributed to this and many other accidents.

Hog
December 15, 2022 3:41 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

You certainly like to add your 2 centavos in. Lol, an annoying know it all dude.

MayaLuna
December 15, 2022 4:44 pm
Reply to  Hog

Truth about our widespread ignorance should not be censored or called annoying. The truth sometimes offends and annoys but continues to be truth.

Hog
December 16, 2022 2:08 pm
Reply to  MayaLuna

Not referring to just this article. I can see the woke mentality has arrived here as well. Guess it was a matter of time.

chupacabra
December 15, 2022 3:51 pm

giving wheel to these buffoons , it’s same as giving loaded gun to 3 y/o….logic and common sense is on permanent vacation…!!!!