Local September 10, 2023 | 10:35 am

“High speed” is said to have caused accident that left 9 dead in Higüey, according to survivors

Higüey, DR.- Survivors of Saturday morning’s accident in which nine people died and 17 others were injured agreed that “high speed” was the cause of the collision.

Passengers who managed to save themselves expressed, through different ways, the efforts of the driver Judy Familia, after the crash on a curve at the exit of La Otra Banda Street.

The authorities confirmed the identities of the people killed in the accident at the La Otra Banda exit, where 17 others were injured when two buses collided and are being treated.

The deceased was the bus driver; Judy Familia, 47; Soliver Carpio, 22; Juan Bautista Núñez, 46; Santa Caraballo Castillo, 37; Edison García Moreta, 26; Arquímedes Tolentino Guillén, 40 and Luis Rojas Cruz.

Also deceased were Francisca Gil Pérez, a native of El Seibo, and Gregorio Yan Martínez, 29, a native of San Pedro de Macorís.

Most of the deceased were traveling from the Royalton Hotel. The surviving bus driver is being treated in San Pedro de Macoris.

Dr. Juan Santana, director of the Nuestra Señora del La Altagracia General Hospital, said that five of the passengers on the bus died while being treated at the medical center and that one woman is still in the hospital and is “stable.”

Five injured were taken to the Doctor Virgilio Cedano Clinic, and two to the Doctor Perozo Clinic.

The accident between the two buses of the hotel sector occurred around 7:20 a.m. this Saturday on a stretch of the highway that connects the municipalities of La Otra Banda with Veron-Bavaro.

The collision occurred between one of the yellow buses and another bus, transporting one of these hotel employees and the other passengers from the Punta Cana air terminal.

The shocking collision resulted in 17 injuries, and at least nine people died.

The driver of the yellow bus, Judy Familia Romero, 45 years old, was a native of San Juan de La Maguana, and her relatives had him transferred to that city.

According to witnesses, several injured and the deceased were taken to the Hospital General y de Especialidades Nuestra Señora de La Altagracia (Hgensa) in the Higüey, La Altagracia province.

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September 10, 2023 10:57 am

So sad my condolences to the families of the deceased people whom I knew, may they RIP

Paul Tierney
September 10, 2023 11:35 am

This road section is notorious for its accidents. It is a principal corridor from/to Higuey and the tourist zone. Most workers live available to this route. The road is narrow, curvy, with very little continuous nighttime lighting. It seems to this poster it always seems to be a contest among the worker transport drivers as who can maneuver and pass the quickest. It is common for the bus drivers to tailgate the slower road traffic in front… wanting a forward position for them to surrender in order to gain unrestrained freedom so they can speed ahead. The more trips they make the more money they make. They risk good people’s and their own lives with dangerous driving behaviors. These bad conducts will not end in this poster’s lifetime.

May the deceased Rest In Peace.

El Yolero
September 11, 2023 12:29 am

El Problema que nosotros los extranjero vemos es que la policía en ves de estar parados en la sombríta con un radar, deben estar patrullando constantemente las auto pistas y controlar la excesiva velocidad de los choferes imprudentes. Cual es la razón por esta clase de actividad de la policía?
Es que el jefe de la policía nunca ha estado fuera de la Republica y ha visto como los países civilizados controlan la velocidad y la cantidad de accidentes en las autopistas?

September 12, 2023 4:01 am
Reply to  El Yolero

eso no aplica aquí…aquí manda dinero …ese fulano soplando perico mato 5 turistas año pasado y ahora esta afuera de cárcel …solo aquí …no pierda sueño, nada va cambiar ….

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El Yolero
September 11, 2023 12:32 am

El futuro del desarrollo del turismo en la republica depende en una gran parte en la seguridad vial en el país.