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Roadway Carnage, Traffic Accidents, and Death Toll [An Ongoing Saga As Occurring]


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Drunk driver kills passenger

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Posted 12/04/2021

A 35-year-old passenger in a speeding vehicle with drunk driver behind the wheel was killed when the car overturned in the Lídice community, on the road to Cerro Trinidad in the Capira district on Sunday morning The driver was treated and will be taken to a hearing to determine responsibility and charges

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/drunk-driver-kills-passenger

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Five police injured in car chase

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Posted 11/05/2021

A National Police lieutenant and four police officers were injured near midnight on Sunday May 9 while pursuing a white Kia Picanto vehicle, whose occupants fired shots at the police car which crashed into a power pole in Rio Abajo.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/five-police-injured-in-car-chase

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One dead 3 critically hurt in dawn crash

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Posted 09/10/2021

One person was killed and three critically injured on Via Espana near the Avesa building in the capital city when the driver of a speeding pickup truck lost control at dawn on Saturday, October 9. According to preliminary reports at least four vehicles were involved in the incident

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/one-dead-3-critically-hurt-in-dawn-crash

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Drunk driver runs over foreign cyclists

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Posted 10/10/2021

A drunk driver ran over two foreign cyclists on the Cinta Costera near the Seafood Market in Panama City at around 10.30 on Sunday morning. The driver fled the scene but was stopped by members of the Naval Air Service (SENAN) at a nearby roundabout.

The injured cyclists, one Italian and one Uruguayan had to be transferred to a local hospital. Their condition is unknown.

According to the National Operation Center "The DNOT  carried out a breathalyzer test, marking 75 mg / dl, (proven drunkenness)," they explain on their Twitter account.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/drunk-driver-runs-over-foreign-cyclists

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3 dead one seriously hurt in dawn crash

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Posted 18/10/2021

Three officials of a Bocas del Toro community board died at dawn on Monday, October 18 and one was seriously injured when the driver, of their small panel bus, swerved to avoid a  pothole and collided with an oncoming dump truck heading to Changuinola.

The incident occurred at 5:40 a.m. in the Los Chiricanos community, near the Chiriquí Grande district.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/3-dead-one-seriously-hurt-in-dawn-crash

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Highway death toll reaches 184

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Posted 21/10/2021

The death toll on Panama highways this year climbed to184  on Tuesday, October 19  when the driver of a truck  on Via Forestal veered into the path of an oncoming taxi. the taxi was destroyed and its driver died at the scene.

The province of Panama is the one with the most fatalities with a total of 55 this year.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/highway-death-toll-reaches-184

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