Site Meter
Send Us An Email
Panama Guide

Welcome to Panama Guide
Friday, August 22 2014 @ 11:32 PM EDT

View Printable Version

Multiple Car Pile-Up On The Northern Corridor

Traffic AccidentsOne person was injured after a multiple collision involving a dump truck. (more)

You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can see the full text of this article. However non-members can only see this short introduction. If you would like to subscribe, please click this link to subscribe via PayPal.

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Water Tank Hits Bridge, Falls Off Of Trailer, Smashes Car

Traffic AccidentsA water storage tank that was being transported on Via Domingo Diaz in the area of San Antonio fell to the pavement and hit a car carrying several people. (more)

You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can see the full text of this article. However non-members can only see this short introduction. If you would like to subscribe, please click this link to subscribe via PayPal.

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Television Cameraman Killed While Covering A Traffic Accident

Traffic AccidentsBolívar Jurado, a cameraman working for the Televisora Nacional (TVN), was killed on Monday afternoon while covering a traffic accident on the Northern Corridor. (more)

You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can see the full text of this article. However non-members can only see this short introduction. If you would like to subscribe, please click this link to subscribe via PayPal.

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Pileup Causes Backup - Centennial Bridge

Traffic AccidentsTwo 18-wheelers and three cars were involved in an accident today on the road leading to the Centennial Bridge, with no injuries. (more)

You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can see the full text of this article. However non-members can only see this short introduction. If you would like to subscribe, please click this link to subscribe via PayPal.

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Metro Bus Driver Dies Of A Heart Attack

Traffic AccidentsA Metro Bus driver died of a heart attack this morning, Thursday, May 29th, as he began his work day as usual, according to one of his colleagues. (more)

You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can see the full text of this article. However non-members can only see this short introduction. If you would like to subscribe, please click this link to subscribe via PayPal.

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

One Killed, Several Injured In Rio Hato Bus Crash

Traffic AccidentsBy Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com - At least one person was killed and several injured when a passenger bus crashed in the area of Rio Hato.

The bus - from the Panama to David route - lost control and went off of the roadway. Emergency response personnel are one the scene now. Early reports indicate "at least" one person was killed in this accident.

One pedestrian was killed, and 35 people on the bus received relatively minor injuries.

Copyright 2014 Panama-Guide.com.

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Six Killed, 20 Injured In Serious Traffic Accident

Traffic AccidentsA truck, a bus from the Cañazas-Santiago route, and a sedan were involved in a serious traffic accident this morning.

The accident occurred on the Pan American highway, in the sector of Gavilán in La Mesa.

Unofficially it has been reported that six people were killed, and at least 20 were injured.

The Fire Department and ambulances have responded to the scene are and providing first aid. (Estrella)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Fatal Traffic Accident On Pan American Highway

Traffic AccidentsA 38 year old man was killed and a 33 year old woman was injured in an serious traffic accident that occurred on the Pan American highway, on the bridge over the Farallón river. The driver of the vehicle lost control, crashed into the bridge, and then overturned.

The accident caused a huge traffic jam on the highway, because the car had crossed over into the other side of the roadway and have to be removed for the rest of the vehicles could continue on their way to the interior. (Critica)

Editor's Comment: The most dangerous thing you will likely do in Panama is drive...

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Traffic Accident At The National Police Headquarters in Ancon

Traffic AccidentsThis morning there was a traffic accident just outside of the headquarters of the National Police, located in Ancon.

As a result of the accident, two people were injured and part of the decorative wall in front of the institution was knocked down.

Paramedics from the health clinic in Ancon arrived at the scene to help the injured.

The accident occurred between sedan and a Metro Bus. (TVN)

Editor's Comment: One of the annual "exodus" events is currently underway. Every year Panamanians flock to the interior of the country for "Semana Santa" (Holy Week). The news headlines shift to things like traffic accidents, how many police officers are on the job making sure everyone is safe, stuff like that. Not much happens from now until next week. Panama City empties out, so traffic gets very light. There's massive amounts of traffic on the highway heading into the interior, and then on Sunday coming back.

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

165 Collisions So Far During Carnival

Traffic AccidentsIn the beginning of the first day of Carnival there have been 165 collisions, five rollovers, and four people have been run over in various parts of the country, according to reports from the Emergency Operations Center (COE).

As of 4:00 pm yesterday there had been no reported fatalities in the areas covered by the COE, nor in reports from the Traffic Operations Center of the National Police.

It was reported that in 20 cases injured accident victims were treated by agents of the National Police (PN) and the Unified Ambulance Emergency Sume (911).

As of 6:00 pm yesterday about 56,000 vehicles had traveled to the interior from Panama City to different areas to enjoy the festivities.

Hundreds of people had to endure great traffic congestion that began at the Bridge of the Americas to Loma Cová in Arraiján, causing discomfort of the people traveling to Las Tablas, Chitre, Santiago, and other areas of the country.

As a measure to counteract the traffic jam, the direction of traffic flow on the PanAmerican Highway was reversed from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, starting at the former toll station in La Chorrera to the entrance of La Valdesa .

In the carnival celebrations, 117 cars were removed with tow trucks for various reasons, such as driving while intoxicated, not having insurance, or driving without a license.

Some 328 official cars were inspected, and 27 failed to comply with the provisions of Executive Order No. 124 of 27 November 1996 , which regulates the proper use, management , monitoring and recording of these assets, as reported by the direction of Supervisors General of the Comptroller General of the Republic.

According to the Fire Department of Panama (CBP) there were 38 reports of grass fires along the Pan American Highway. (Siglo)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

More Than 55,000 Vehicles Have Left Panama City For Carnival

Traffic AccidentsAs of 8:00 am on Carnival Saturday, about 55,000 vehicles traveled into the interior of the country, because of the festivities of Carnival.

Early on, the vehicular traffic was congested throughout the track, especially the area of La Espiga in La Chorrera.

Starting at 10:00 am traffic control officers started a lane inversion to allow traffic to flow from Panama City towards the interior more freely, as had been announced by the Land Transportation and Transit Authority (ATTT), until 5:00 pm. (Telemetro)

Editor's Comment: Panama basically shuts down for Carnival, so there's really not much for news. Traffic accidents, how many cars have left the city, stuff like that. There are always reports about who died in accidents, drownings, and other similar problems.

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Fire truck overturns in San Carlos

Traffic AccidentsA fire truck went off the road and flipped over in the district of San Carlos this morning.

According to reports, the truck's steering got stuck and the firefighters went into the ditch to avoid causing further damage.

The two firemen who were aboard the vehicle were injured. One has blows to the body and the second has a broken arm.

Firefighters reported that the truck had undergone several repairs and had to be taken out of circulation.

Paramedics arrived to the area from the Fire Department of San Carlos and Sume 911 ambulance staff, to provide assistance. (Critica)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

The DIJ's Deputy Director's Son Was Involved In Traffic Accident In San Antonio

Traffic AccidentsA man was injured in San Antonio after he was hit by a car, and then this vehicle overturned. The vehicle, a Toyota Rav 4, collided with a truck and hit a man named Raúl Espinoza who was by the road together with his wife.

Mr. Espinoza, who received injuries on his head, was taken to a hospital.

The vehicle had beer cans and after he was tested with a Breathalyzer it was determined that he was drinking.

The driver is Alexis Ernesto Muñoz De León, a 19-year-old man, “son of the Deputy Director of the Judicial Investigations Department (DIJ),” Alexis Muñoz. (Estrella)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Traffic Accident Reported In San Antonio

Traffic Accidents

Today, a traffic accident was reported where 2 vehicles collided, one of the vehicles overturned and ran over a pedestrian at Camino Real in San Antonio.

The agent said the person at fault of the three accidents is a 19 year old male who had no driver's license and also tested positive on a breathalyzer test.

As agents performed the breathalyzer test on drivers, paramedics were giving medical attention to the injured person, who was later on taken to a hospital.(TVN)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Survivor Of Traffic Accident In Loma Cova Remains In Serious Condition

Traffic Accidents

The only survivor of the traffic accident in the area of ​​Loma Cova, district of Arraijan, where four people died, remains in serious condition at the Santo Tomas Hospital.

According to reports, the woman underwent surgery as a result of a broken hip and other areas of the body.

The victim was identified as Nelsi Díaz Ávila and works as a receptionist at a hotel in the capital city.(Mi Diario)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Tragic Accident Caused Four Fatalities In Loma Cova

Traffic AccidentsFour victims died after a traffic accident reported in Loma Cová, Arraiján, towards the city.

A pick-up heading towards Panama West and a sedan heading towards the city had a head-on collision right by the detour.

There was heavy traffic after the accident, which is why the authorities recommended using the Centennial Bridge instead. They ask drivers to be patient, cautious, and be courteous.

The Transit Authority (ATTT) has been carrying out operations for detouring traffic to speed up transit around the area for eight months now because thousands of drivers from Panama West head towards the city at certain hours of the day. (Panama America)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Truck Overturned At Via Centenario

Traffic Accidents

Today at 3am, A truck loaded with 20 tons of corn overturned at the via Centenario road heading towards Arraijan, specifically in the Rod Carew Hill.

Early reports indicate the driver of the articulated vehicle lost power while going up hill and the truck, carrying tons of grain, overturned.

The driver was not injured, but as result of this accident a collision between 2 vehicles was reported.(La Critica)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Sand Truck Overtuned At The 3 De Noviembre Viaduct

Traffic Accidents

Today, the driver of a truck loaded with sand lost control and flipped over the 3 de Noviembre viaduct bridge, communicating with the Cinta Costera.

The situation caused fear among drivers and pedestrians, as much of the material fell on the main street below the viaduct.

According to a preliminary report from the Traffic Police, this articulated truck had an overload of material, causing the wagon to turn around.(La Critica)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

A Truck Crashed Against An Electricity Pole

Traffic AccidentsOn Thursday afternoon, a truck driver lost control of the vehicle while he was driving by the 12 de Octubre.

The truck knocked down a tree and crashed against an electricity pole.

The incident cause mild traffic in the area according to the drivers who were talking about the accident through Twitter. (TVN)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Taxi Caused Traffic Accident In Colon

Traffic Accidents

Today, a taxi cab caused an accident at San Judas, province of Colon.

According to unofficial reports, the taxi was going in the opposite direction, one person got injured in this accident.

The Fire Department and the National Police showed up to the place to provide assistance.(La Critica)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

2 Dead And 5 Injured In Traffic Accident Reported In Cocle

Traffic Accidents

Today, 2 people died and 5 got injured after the vehicle they were in overturned in the province of Cocle.

According to reports, two cars collided and one of them overturned and then crashed into a wall.

The accident occurred at the Interamerican way.(La Critica)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Collision Caused Major Traffic At The Tumba Muerto

Traffic AccidentsA collision was reported at Tuesday noon, between a truck and a taxi at the Ricardo J. Alfaro (Tumba Muerto), in front of the Santa Maria La Antigua University (USMA).

This traffic accident caused major traffic, all the way until the bridge by the Roosevelt in San Miguelito.

Drivers said they were very upset because they had to wait for over 40 minutes from San Miguelito until Tumba Muerto.

At approximately 2:50 p.m., both vehicles were still on the road. (TVN)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Traffic Fatality Reported In Chilibre

Traffic Accidents

Today, a young woman, whose age ranged between 25 and 30 years old, died in a traffic accident reported in Chilibre, when she fell from a motorcycle and hit her head against the pavement.

According to reports, the victim was riding as a passenger in the motorcycle, and neither she nor the driver were wearing a helmet.

The driver of the motorcycle refused to go through the breathalyzer test, so he was taken to a medical center for attention and was subsequently arrested, he's currently under investigation.(La Critica)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Five People Were Injured During A Traffic Accident In The 24 De Diciembre

Traffic AccidentsA taxi overturned on Monday at noon at the main road of the 24 de Diciembre.

According to the information received, the driver lost control and went off a cliff.

5 people were injured after the accident and they were taken to the Hospital Docente in the 24 de Diciembre. (TVN)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

A Man Was Run Over In Loma Campana

Traffic AccidentsOn Sunday morning, a man was run over in Loma Campana, towards the interior of the country, by a pick-up.

Units from the Transit Authority (ATTT) and the National Police (PN) went to the area to assist in this situation. (Telemetro)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Several Collisions Were Reported After Cement Was Spilled On Via Tocumen

Traffic AccidentsDuring the morning, several motorcycle drivers were almost involved in an accident after a premix concrete truck spilled cement on the road and caused several collisions in Via Tocumen, near Brisas del Golf.

At approximately 2:00 a.m. traffic was stopped for more than an hour while the roads in the area were being cleaned.

Drivers were very upset due to the irresponsibility of heavy equipment drivers who drive around at night. (TVN)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Truck Overturned Near The Centennial Bridge

Traffic Accidents

Today, an articulated truck overturned near the Miraflores Locks bound for the Centennial Bridge.

There were no casualties reported in this accident.

Drivers are being advised to take alternate routes, as a large traffic congestion is registered in the area.(La Critica)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Truck Overturned At Ring Road In Los Santos

Traffic Accidents

Today at about 9am, a truck overturned at the ring road from Guararé to Las Tablas, in the province of Los Santos.

The accident occurred when the driver of the vehicle tried to avoid hitting a dog.

Carlos Ruiz, one of the victims, said they were traveling to Guararé to distribute merchandise from the Tzanetatos company.

The truck remained in the place for about an hour, no casualties nor injuries were reported.(La Critica)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

Car Collided With 2 Other Vehicles And Ran Over A Lady In Via Tocumen

Traffic Accidents

Today, a car accident was reported where the vehicle brakes failed to work, went over a fence, hit 2 vehicles and ran over a lady who was passing by the sidewalk in Via Tocumen.

It was reported the lady was slightly injured and was immediately taken to a nearby medical center.

After the accident some pedestrians expressed concern about the situation, and asked for more surveillance from the authorities.

A witness said the car could have rolled over all of the people who were at the bus stop, but fortunately it didn't happen.(TVN)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
View Printable Version

A Child Died And Other Six Were Injured After Traffic Accident

Traffic AccidentsA three-year-old child died and six people were injured after a traffic accident in La Mesa in San Martín, Panama East, during the morning.

The first preliminary reports state the driver of the pick-up crashed against an electric pole while he was speeding on a curve.

The family was going to spend the day at a river during holidays.

On the other hand, the Traffic Police, through their radio station, reported another vehicle crashed against an electric pole and overturned at the Centennial Bridge road. Five people were injured in this accident.

They are investigating the cause of both accidents. (Critica)

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks