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Car Plunges from Top Floor of Parking Garage in Costa del Este

Three family members died today when they drove off the top floor of a parking garage in Costa del Este. Homicide investigators are on it.

Down near Tolé in Chiriqui someone actually drove right into this home. One child injured.

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11 hours ago, Keith Woolford said:

Three family members died today when they drove off the top floor of a parking garage in Costa del Este. Homicide investigators are on it.

The Ministerio Publico has filed this report.

MP investigates fatal accident in Costa del Este

 

The Homicide/ Femicide section in the metropolitan area and the team of the Office of the Public Prosecutor are investigating an accident which occurred in the afternoon of Wednesday 28 March in the area of Costa del Este, where three people were killed and a minor is fighting for his life in the Santo Tomas Hospital.

The Supervisor of the Homicide / Femicide section in the metropolitan area, Rafael Baloyes, reported that a vehicle fell from the 4th floor (parking lots) of the building PH Breeze, on its hood, where 3 people died, two males and a female, under the age of 18. Another female person was taken to the hospital.

All involved are foreigners. This is a father and his two daughters, of Venezuelan nationality, and a friend of one of the girls of Costa Rican nationality. The approximate ages are 60 years for the father, 20 and 17 years for girls and 26 years the young Costa Rican.

The research will provide details of what happened. The staff of criminology mechanical evaluations to the vehicle and asked for support to experts of the Technological University of Panama to assess the structural part of the building that crashed the vehicle.

"The research will shed any other element of conviction" in order to establish a hypothesis of the case," said the prosecutor. "We are going to set up with a scientific investigation into the causes of this fact", he said.

It should be noted that the Prosecution has made contact with relatives of the man of 60 years and their daughters, and tomorrow the mother of the two girls and wife of the man will travel to Panama for the relevant procedures. However, contact has not yet been made with the family of the young Costa Rican.

The scene of the accident was duly guarded by units of the National Police until the arrival of the experts of the Technological University of Panama.

http://ministeriopublico.gob.pa/mp-investiga-accidente-fatal-en-costa-del-este/

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3 dead,  one critically hurt as car falls from parking lot

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Three people died instantly and fourth is in critical condition after a Mini Cooper plunged from a third-floor parking space in an apartment complex on Wednesday afternoon  March 28.

The accident was in P.H. Breeze in Costa del Este and was witnessed by passers-by.

Units of the Panama Fire Department and the National police were called to the scene  and the severely injured person was rescued  from the flattened  overturned car by firemen and  transferred by personnel from the Prehospital Medical Care Service of the Panama Fire Department to a  nearby  medical center

The causes of the accident are unknown.

Colonel Jaime Villar, director of the Panama Fire Department said:  “The levels are made so that the vehicles are parked and with bars so that accidents are avoided. Investigations will determine what happened.” The Public Ministry and police are studying surveillance cameras.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/3-dead-one-critically-hurt-as-car-falls-from-parking-lot

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14 minutes ago, Marcelyn said:

I’ve seen a car driven off the upper levels of a parking garage in movies. Never thought it might happen in real life. Scary.

Not yet confirmed, but some reports have stated that one of the parties was learning to drive and got the brake pedal mixed up with the accelerator.

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Red flag for architects after parking lot deaths

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After the deaths of three people in a car that hurtled from a Costa del Este parking lot on Wednesday, March 28, Panama’s Society of Engineers and Architects (SPIA) says that architects will have to rethink how high rise parking lots are constructed.

Gustavo Bernal president of the Society of Engineers said the parking lots need to have steel or cement divisions and in necessary painted barriers to avoid a repeat of the accident.

He said that in the images that have been observed, show that the car was moving at a high speed and there are no traces that it tried to stop, but investigations have to be completed.

He said it will have to be seen if it necessary to regulate the cladding that covers the parking lots of buildings as has already happened in other countries such as Great Britain, where a disastrous fire occurred last year.

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Sabrina Murillo, 20  the only survivor of the fall from the third floor of PH Breeze is in critical condition in intensive care in Hospital Santo Tomas, Her father  Eduardo Murillo 59, her sister Paola 17 and  Abel Sandi 28, died instantly. The Mini Cooper that crashed was a graduation gift from her father to Paolo, two weeks before.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/red-flag-for-architects-after-parking-lot-deaths

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Court case follows 3  deaths in parking lot plunge

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Posted 02/04/2019
 
A widowed mother and her daughter who was the only survivor of an accident that killed three people when a car plunged from a  condominium parking lot in Costa del Este have opened a case against the builders.

The Judicial Secretary of the Fourteenth Civil Court certified that an ordinary proceeding was presented by Sabrina Murillo Perrone and María Perrone Carmona against Constructora Corcione y Asociados SA, Edward Charles McGrath, and Nelkis Gott.

Sabrina Murillo Perrone is the only survivor of the accident Este. María Perrone Carmona is her mother. The fatal accident occurred on March 28, 2018, when the vehicle dived rushed from the fourth floor of the PH Breeze parking lot in which her father and sister of Venezuelan nationality and a native of Costa Rica died.

The day of the accident Sabrina's mother, was in Venezuela celebrating her sister's birthday when and there she received the news reports TVN.

 At the time, Rafael Baloyes, who served as senior prosecutor Homicide Section announced, in a Public Ministry (MP) press release that the vehicle fell from the fourth floor (parking) on its roof his hood and killed three people immediately. The MP on March 29, 2018, carried out inspections in areas of the accident together with experts from the Technological University of Panama (UTP), and two civil and mechanical engineers, and as well as the dean of the Faculty of Engineering

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/court-case-follows-3-deaths-in-parking-lot-plunge-1

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Survivor of car fall from four floors takes first steps

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Posted 09/11/2019

Sabrina Murillo, 23,  a survivor of an accident in Costa del Este which killed  three people when their  car plunged  from a fourth-floor parking has  posted  on  her social networks a video showing her first  steps since the accident on March 28, 2018

"I still have a long way to go ... but with the favor of God, a lot of work, and my perseverance I will succeed” says the young woman on her Instagram account.

"Thank you for believing in me and my potential, and thanks to those who day by day contribute their knowledge and dedication to be able to achieve it. We continue forward," her message ends.

The fatal accident took  place PH Breeze of Costa del Este when the vehicle fell  from the fourth-floor parking lot killing  her Venezuelan father and  sister and a man from Costa Rica

On the day of the accident, Sabrina's mother, María Luisa Perrone, was in Venezuela celebrating her sister's birthday.
 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/survivor-of-car-fall-from-four-floors-takes-first-steps

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Moderator comment: This accident is somewhat similar to a March 2018 accident in which a vehicle plunged four floors from a parking garage. That accident is referred to in this newspaper article. Click Here to see the postings about the other accident.

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Velocidad, clave en pesquisas por el accidente en PH Bay View

Juan Manuel Díaz C.
15 may 2020 - 11:45 PM

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/velocidad-clave-en-pesquisas-por-el-accidente-en-ph-bay-view/

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Lawyer Killed in Parking Lot  Fall leaves Two Children

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Moyra Chandler, leaves two orphans

Posted 15/05/2020

The woman who was killed on  Friday, May 5  when her car fell from the second floor of the   PH Bay View building, located on Avenida 3 de Noviembre has been identified as Moyra Chandler a 40-year old- lawyer in the General Directorate of Revenue (DGI).  She was the mother of two young children.

In a regrettable comment by a reader who regularly denigrates Panamanian citizens, she had been lumped in with “low IQ drivers”  

According to unofficial sources, she was going to run an errand on a day on which only women can leave home. The cause of the accident is unknown.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/lawyer-killed-in-parking-lot-fall-leaves-two-children

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Woman killed as car falls from parking lot

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Posted 15/05/2020

A woman in her forties was killed on Friday morning May 15. When the car she was driving fell from the second floor parking lot of PH Bay View on  Ave 3 de Noviembre in Calidonia. Firemen attempted to remove her from the wreckage but paramedics declared her dead.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/woman-killed-as-car-falls-from-parking-lot

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Parking lot  death sparks call for retroactive  security fixes

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Posted 18/05/2020

Following the death of a young woman lawyer when her car plunged from the parking lot of an apartment building The Citizen Conscience Foundation presented a bill to the National Assembly to establish the mandatory retroactivity in the regulations to guarantee citizen security in the parking lots of PH buildings.

The initiative comes after an accident on  Friday, May 15, when her vehicle fell from the second floor of the parking lot in the Bay View building, near Balboa Avenue.

The foundation recalled a similar event registered on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, where three people died after a vehicle fell from the fourth floor parking lot of PH Breeze in Costa del Este.

The foundation emphasized that on Monday, January 21, 2019, as a result of the spectacular accident in 2018, the Ministry of Housing and Land Management (MIVIOT), issued a resolution which it resolved that Where parking lots are built-in all buildings nationwide, a steel or concrete safety barrier must be constructed, which must contain anchors capable of transferring a load of up to 6,000 pounds to the rest of the structure.

However, , it would apply only to those buildings that to date did not have an occupancy permit, so all the buildings already delivered would not fall under the regulation.

The  proposed legislative initiative would make the regulations that have to do with citizen security in these buildings retroactive and determine a period of 12 months for them to adapt their structural designs and physically execute the adjustments. according to the corresponding standard.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/business/parking-lot-death-sparks-call-for-retroactive-security-fixes

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About 6 months ago I purchased a vehicle for someone in this relatively new but crappy building. The poor quality of construction was evident in the lobby, hallways, and parking garage.

I do not see any evidence in the photos that there was a reinforced bond beam on top of the parapet wall that the car crashed through. The bond beam would normally be tied into principal vertical columns. The span of the parapet walls between columns is far too long, imo.

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Fiscalía solicita planos de edificio en avenida Balboa tras accidente donde falleció una mujer

Linda Aparicio

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La Fiscalía de Homicidios solicitó los planos del PH Bay View, un informe al Benemérito Cuerpo de Bomberos y al Ministerio de Vivienda y Ordenamiento Territorial (Miviot), dentro de las investigaciones, donde ocurrió el accidente la mañana del viernes 15 de mayo, cuando un auto cayó desde los estacionamientos del edificio ubicado en la avenida 3 de Noviembre, ave. Balboa y perdió la vida una mujer.

 

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Prosecutor's Office requests plans for a building on Balboa Avenue after an accident where a woman died

Linda Aparicio • May 16, 2020 - 06:43 PM

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The Homicide Prosecutor's Office requested the plans of the PH Bay View, a report to the Benemérito Fire Department and the Ministry of Housing and Land Management (Miviot), within the investigations, where the accident occurred on the morning of Friday, May 15, when a Car fell from the parking lots of the building located on Avenida 3 de Noviembre, ave. Balboa and a woman lost her life.

 

https://www.telemetro.com/nacionales/2020/05/16/fiscalia-solicita-planos-de-edificio-en-avenida-balboa-tras-accidente-donde-fallecio-una-mujer/2866771.html

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Explican iniciativa para establecer la retroactividad obligatoria en construcción de edificaciones

José Garibaldi

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Miembros de la Fundación Conciencia Ciudadana acudieron a la Asamblea Nacional, que está fuera del periodo legislativo, para presentar una iniciativa que establece la retroactividad obligatoria de las normas relacionadas a la seguridad ciudadana en la construcción de edificaciones.

 

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Explain initiative to establish mandatory retroactivity in construction of buildings

José Garibaldi • May 18, 2020 - 09:33 PM

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Members of the Citizen Awareness Foundation went to the National Assembly, which is outside the legislative period, to present an initiative that establishes the mandatory retroactivity of regulations related to citizen security in the construction of buildings.

 

https://www.telemetro.com/nacionales/2020/05/19/explican-iniciativa-para-establecer-la-retroactividad-obligatoria-en-construccion-de-edificaciones/2872545.html

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Residentes del PH Bay View no pueden hacer uso de estacionamientos tras accidente

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Rolando Delgado

Luego del accidente registrado el pasado viernes en donde falleció una mujer al caer de los estacionamientos del PH Bay View, los residentes de este edificio no pueden utilizar los estacionamientos en vista de que el Ministerio Público aún realiza las investigaciones de este hecho.

 

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PH Bay View residents cannot use parking spaces after accident

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Rolando Delgado • May 19, 2020 - 08:57 PM

After the accident registered last Friday where a woman died after falling from the parking lots of the PH Bay View, the residents of this building cannot use the parking lots since the Public Ministry is still carrying out investigations into this fact.

 

https://www.telemetro.com/nacionales/2020/05/20/residentes-del-ph-bay-view-no-pueden-hacer-uso-de-estacionamientos-tras-accidente/2875433.html

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