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.
Search and Recovery element team members of Comandos de Salvamento were present to recover two youths where they were sighted after having been disappeared and murdered by an ex military veteran. They were recovered near La Lima, El Faro village in the Department of La Libertad.
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.
MVAs continue to increase this month and this last Friday there was a Multi Casualty Incident that involved 10 people with various levels of injuries. A semi truck traveling near the Gloria residence at the Integracion overpass ran into 6 other vehicles at high speed.
La noche del viernes un aparatoso accidente dejó cerca de diez personas con serias lesiones, cuando un camión sufrió desperfectos mecánicos cuando transitaba sobre la carretera que de la residencial La Gloria lleva al Redondel Integración, llevándose 6 automotores más.
The following patients were attended to: Daniela Elizabeth Quintanilla, de 19, Keny Josué Morales, de 26, Héctor Rodolfo Guerrero, de 19, Edwin Ricardo Mendoza, de 20, Blanca García, de 9, José García, de , Marlene Elizabeth, de 30 and Yeanka Alejandra, de 9. All were transported to Hospital Zacamil.