2 people were injured during an MVA that took place along the highway to the international airport at the overpass of Santo Tomas. EMS providers intervened to assist the injured and transported them to local hospitals after rescuing them from their car that had fallen over a small embankment.
The injured reported, “imperfect mechanical problems,” as the cause of the accident.
CDS has increased their responses to MVAs over the last few days throughout the capitol. Motorcycle accidents have been common place, mostly caused by carelessness or vehicles not seeing the motorcyclists.
Automotor hizo giro prohibido causa accidente.Socorristas de Comandos de Salvamento de El Congo y Santa Ana, atienden accidente de tránsito reportado sobre el kilómetro 54 de la carretera que de San Salvador conduce al occidente del país, dejando dos personas fallecidas. A driver caused a terrible accident after making a wrong turn and CDS from El Congo and Santa Ana supported the scene. The accident took place at KM 54 along the San Salvador Highway in the western part of the country. A pickup and motorcycle were involved. The DOAs are being identified at this time by Medicina Legal Forensics and the district attorney.
Another accident took place at KM 8 towards Troncal del Norte and the injured were transported to local hospitals.
Yet another accident took place at km 30 along the panamerican highway near the minicipio de Santa Cruz Michapa in the dept of Cuscatlan which involved a route 124 bus and a car.
Comandos de Salvamento attended to various emergencies this last Christmas eve that resulted in numerous patients that had to be transferred to higher level of care.
One of the worst accidents attended was along the autopista towards Comalapa when a bus and 18 wheeler crashed leaving 2 DOAs and 5 injured. Meanwhile on the Panamerican highway 2 more people lost their lives during a large MVA and 20 were injured. This involved three separate vehicles involved and one went over a cliff of over 25 meters near Apastepeque in San Vicente. The injured report that they were returning from Rio Sumpul in Chalatenango.
On the highway of Planes de Renderos, a microbus lost control leaving 1 DOA and many injured. The victim was 22yo Griselda Raquel Vasquez. The others injured were immediately transported to Rosales Hospital.
Between December 24th and the 25th of 2017, there were more than 140 MVAs reported to EMS authorities.