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Driver of bus that killed 6, injured 22, in preventive detention

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Posted 22/06/2019

Rigoberto Lasso,34, The  driver of the bus that plunged down a ravine and into a river in Las Cumbres, on THursday killing six passsengers and injuring 22, two of them critically,  will remain in preventive detention for six months while investigations into the tragedy continue

A Warranty Judge ordered the provisional detention of on Saturday June 22. Lasso is accused of aggravated manslaughter.

During the hearing, prosecutor Orlando Ramos presented several testimonies that were key to achieving the precautionary measure of provisional detention.

One of the testimonies highlights that the driver was speeding and was racing  Earlier passengers said that he was using a cell phone. The driver's assistant said that they collided with three objects before falling into the ravine.

At the hearing Lasso lied to the judge about his job. At first he said that he was a transporter, but afterwards it was found that he actually works as a driver in the Panama Canal Authority reports TVN..

The Prosecutor requested ta forensic mechanic's test trade to the bus to determine if  it was in optimum condition at the time of the incident.

The driver could face a penalty between 5 to 10 years in prison.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/driver-of-bus-that-killed-6-injured-22-in-preventive-detention

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One dead, one injured as trucks collide.

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Posted 24/06/2019

A COLLISION between  two articulated trucks during a heavy downpour on a highway, in Remedios, in the east of Chiriqui on Sunday, June 23 left one driver dead and the other hospitalized. The dead driver heading for Veraguas lost control of his truck after hitting a pool of water. One truck was loaded with cement the other with dry goods.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/one-dead-one-injured-as-trucks-collide

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Speed kills on Corridor North

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Posted 26/06/2019

PANAMA'S highway carnage continues to rise with an average of over one death a day this year with speed and cell phone use listed as major contributing factors. On Wednesday, June 26  a speeding vehicle rolled over at  Rana de Oro. Pedregal on the North corridor, killing the driver.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/speed-kills-on-corridor-north

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9 injured in latest bus accident

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Posted 01/07/2019

Seven adults and two minors were taken to hospital with injuries, after a triple collision on the Interamerican highway, near the entrance to the Villa Diana neighborhood, in Hato Montaña, on  Sunday morning  June 30. Two minibus coasters and a pickup were involved

One of the busitos hit the other from behind after, the pickup stopped suddenly to avoid a vehicle swerved  into his path and fled

The injured were treated by paramedics of the Emergency Management System ( Sume  911 )   and Medical Emergencies of the Panama Fire Department.

It was the second accident of the week in which seven or more bus passengers were injured.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/9-injured-in-latest-bus-accident

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Young couple killed, 5 seriously hurt in early Sunday  accidents

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Posted 07/07/2019

A MAN 28 and his girlfriend 26, were killed early Sunday, July 7 . When the driver lost control of the vehicle which ended up in a ditch on the Inter-American Highway, in the sector of Hato Montaña,  Western Panama. Meanwhile  another traffic accident on the  Autopista Arraiján-La Chorrera at the La Arboleda, junction  sent two people to hospital with serious injuries.A mid-morning accident in David, Chiriqui injured three including two toddlers.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/young-couple-killed-5-seriously-hurt-in-early-sunday-accidents-1

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Hit and run drunk taxi driver charged

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The taxi speeds away leavng the victim on the road

Posted 08/07/2019

A taxi driver who hit a 70-year-old man on a pedestrian crossing  and fled  has been  charged with impaired driving.

The incident which was recorded on security cameras took place on Central Avenue in front of the Madrid hotel in David, at around 7:45 am on Sunday, July 7.

The video clearly shows how the pedestrian waited for a vehicle to pass and then began to cross. When he was halfway a speeding taxi driver makes an improper turn and hits the jubilado throwing him into the air. Another driver gave chase and forced the taxi to return to the scene. Meanwhile, other witnesses called for the police and an ambulance which took the victim to the Gustavo A. Ross Polyclinic in David, where he remains in stable condition.

The taxi was seized and its driver was taken to a police cell while the Directorate of Traffic collected data and evidence of  of the event.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/hit-and-run-drunk-taxi-driver-charged

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Two injured in Cinta Costera speed crash

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Posted 13/07/2019

TWO people were injured in an early Saturday morning crash on the Cinta Costera near the Hospital del Nino. Speeding was believed to be the cause, and police are investigating.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/two-injured-in-cinta-costera-speed-crash

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Latest bus crash kills one, injures 30

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Posted 15/07/2019

ONE person was killed and 30 injured on Monday morning in thle latest public transit incident when the driver of a bus on the  Panama-Darien route lost control and overturned in a ditch in Arimae.  The injured passengers were taken to the Health Center  de Tortí and the  Chepo Regional Hospital

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/latest-bus-crash-kills-one-injures-30

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My husband narrowly escaped being T-boned (hit square side on)  in Boquete yesterday.  He was on the side road driving by the library and a car blew the intersection non stop. 

  Bill landed in the ditch.  Fortunately there were no obstructions to hit  as he avoided that near collision.  sigh....seems to never end ....the surprises on the road. 

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Six injured in head-on collision

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Posted 21/07/2019

Six people were injured, four in critical condition, including three prominent soccer players after a head-on collision on the road to Los Pozas,  Herrera, on Saturday. July 20. One of the vehicles crossed the center line and hit the oncoming car. Firemen had to use “jaws of life” to pry the driver from the wreckage.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/six-injured-in-head-on-collision

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Hit and run drivers bring death, injury and traffic chaos

Posted 21/07/2019

Hit and run drivers were involved in two traffic incidents on Saturday, July 20 in which one person was killed and another badly injured.

On the road leading to Centennial bridge, a speeding driver hit a pickup loaded with yams, leading to a chain collision ibe serious and several minor injuries and a major traffic jam.

On the outskirts of  El Chorrillo, on the road to the Bridge of the Americas, a man was hit by a speeding car which left the victim and pieces of the vehicle at the scene.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/hit-and-run-drivers-bring-death-injury-and-traffic-chaos-1

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Two young men killed by hit-and-run drivers in Chiriqui

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Posted 22/07/2019

Sunday. July 21  saw two more people added to the grim toll of  Panama highway deaths caused by hit-and-run drivers.

Eduardo Senovio Sención, 31  was riding his bicycle . on the main road towards Manaca in Puerto Armuelles, near  Ebasa when he was hit by a car that failed to stop. Authorities have opened an investigation and are searching for the driver.

Roberto Pineda,30 died in  the Rafael Hernández regional hospital in David  after being run over  the district of Alanje

In both cases, staff of the Public Ministry took the victims to the judicial morgue in David, for autopsies while investigations continue.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/two-young-men-killed-by-hit-and-run-drivers-in-chiriqui-1

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Crackdown on  bad parking, noisy bars 

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Sidewalk parking will cost lots more

Posted 22/07/2019

Noise polluters in commercial establishments who exceed  permitted  decibel standards and businesses and individuals who block sidewalks and streets  will face a crackdown with “substantial” increases in fines said Panama mayor José Luis Fábrega, at a Monday, July 22 press conference

Fábrega said that the measure will be carried out with the objective that " all Panamanians can live together in harmony."

Another justification for increasing  the number of sanctions is that in the past the fines were applied, but the owners of the shops continued to violate the rules because the fines were outdated

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/crackdown-on-bad-parking-noisy-bars

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Driver and assistant escape in loaded truck plunge

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Posted 23/07/2019

The driver of a truck, loaded with more than 300 bags of chicken manure lost control as he swerved to avoid a small vehicle and plunged into a ravine in the Las Lomas de David Sector, Chiriquí. The  driver and his assistant were uninjured.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/driver-and-assistant-escape-in-loaded-truck-plunge

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Taxi driver dies on Transistmica

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Posted 26/07/2019

A taxi-driver was killed on Transistmica the Los Andes shopping center. where road works have been ongoing for nearly a year. He was traveling towards San Isidro when, apparently, he lost control and crashed into a fixed object and was killed instantly reports La Critica.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/taxi-driver-dies-on-transistmica

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Four dead, one critical in traffic accidents

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Crash scene that claimed 3 lives

Posted 26/07/2019

Two adults and a minor were killed in a Thursday night accident involving an articulated truck and a sedan on the Interamerican Highway, at the entrance to La Mesa, Veraguas.

A fourth person is in critical in the l Luis "Chicho Fábrega regional hospital.

Earlier in the day, a four-year-old child was run over and killed by the school bus that had just dropped him off at his grandparents' home in Santa Monica, Las Mananitas.

The latest incidents raise Panama  traffic  deaths so far this year to 161.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/four-dead-one-critical-in-traffic-accidents

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Panama roads death toll at 162

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Posted 29/07/2019

THE DEATH  toll on Panama roads has reached  162 in 209 days so far this year, 34 less than in the same time period in 2018, according to Traffic Police.  A police spokesman said on Monday, July 29, that during the weekend there was a single death due to traffic and about 8,000 tickets were issued nationwide for various infractions About 3,000 tickets were for speeding. and disregarding  transit rules

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama-roads-death-toll-at-162

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7 cars, one house damaged by no-brakes truck

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Posted 30/07/2019

A DELIVERY  truck whose brakes failed on a hill careened into 7  parked vehicles before crashing into a house on Calle Colombianos in the Urracá Valley, San Miguelito, at 6 am Tuesday, July 30.  Three people with minor injuries were treated by Sume 911 paramedics

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/7-cars-one-house-damaged-by-no-brakes-truck

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On 7/31/2019 at 7:18 AM, Moderator_02 said:

Just a side thought here: if Panama were to change its annual "revisado" process to include a safety and mechanical check of critical vehicular components (e.g., brake lights, head lights, brakes, turn signals, etc.) then perhaps some of these accidents due to failures could be eliminated.

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It may already be a requirement that no one bothers with any longer. I had my first Revisado inspection performed in David in 2012 at Felipe Rodriguez. On that occasion my vehicle was put on the lift for an inspection of the brakes, and the headlights and turn signals were tested. That experience led me to expect the same in future years. However, since then I have gone to Felipe Rodriguez in David and then to QuickFix in Boquete, but the inspections have consisted only of the usual snapshots. My guess is that the requirement exists but that enforcement is absent.

 

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