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Saturday, April 19 2014 @ 12:46 AM EDT

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Garbage Truck Overturned At The Bridge Over Transistmica

Traffic Accidents

Today, a garbage truck overturned across the new bridge over the Transistmica road near the University of Panama.

It was reported the driver of the garbage truck lost control of the vehicle, overturning and blocking the three lanes of the bridge.

The accident caused a huge traffic congestion and the presence of traffic units was required in order to take care of the situation.(TVN)

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A Man Was Struck By A "Diablo Rojo" In Calidonia

Traffic Accidents

Today, a 60 year old man slipped on a sidewalk and then was hit by a Bus in Calidonia.

The "Diablo Rojo" bus of the Corredor-La Cabima route, struck him in front of the Calidonia Mercadito and injured his left arm.

Distinguished Paramedics of the Fire Brigade in the Republic of Panama (BCBRP) transfer him to the Santo Tomás hospital.(Dia a Dia)

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Traffic Fatality Reported At The North Corridor

Traffic Accidents

On Friday, a traffic fatality was reported at the North Corridor, where a Coaster Bus hit a pedestrian.

The victim was identified as 27 year old Marcelino Chamir, who was hit by a Coaster Bus while he was traveling to his home in Kuna Nega.

It all happened on Friday at 8:30pm, Chamir took a shortcut through the North Corridor and the dim light made ​​it impossible for the driver to see him.(Dia a Dia)

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An American Was Injured After She Crashed Her Vehicle In Chiriqui

Traffic AccidentsReanai Dionme Daoro, a 60-year-old American, was severely injured after she crashed her vehicle and it overturned in Bella Vista de Tolé in the Pan-American Highway.

Everything happened when the foreigner lost control of her vehicle and it went off the road and crashed against a hill.

Units from the Fire Department of San Felix had to use cutting equipment to take her out of the vehicle, and she had visible facial and thoracic traumas.

The American was taken by paramedics from the 911 from Tolé to the Rural Hospital of San Félix, in East Chiriqui, for primary care and from there she was taken to a private medical center in David.

Agents from the Operations Department of the Transit Authority of East Chiriquí started the investigations of the accident. So far this year there has been a total of 52 victims related to traffic accidents, 13 less than in the year 2012. (TVN)

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Juan Carlos Varela Was Involved In A Car Accident

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The presidential candidate for the Panamanian party, Juan Carlos Varela, and his wife, Lorena Castillo, were involved in a traffic accident, this was reported by Varela's brother, delegate José Luis Varela.

According to the delegate, the accident occurred on Calle 50 in front of Banvivienda, he said it was nothing serious.

Both were taken to the hospital in Paitilla for medical care, alwell as the other people involved.

The President of the Republic, Ricardo Martinelli wished them well and for their soon recovery.(Panama America)

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Truck Overturned And Spilled Oil On The Veracruz Road

Traffic Accidents

Today, a truck overturned on the road leading to Veracruz, spilling motor oil all over the street.

The vehicle was lying on one of the lanes so traffic units of the National Police had to go to the place.

Members of the Fire Department of Panama also arrived to the place to prevent any mishaps by the oil spilled.(TVN)

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Fatality Reported In La Chorrera

Traffic Accidents

Today, a 23 year old man died in a traffic accident reported at Calle Puerto, near the Market In La Chorrera.

The accident occurred at about at 3am today, Monday November 11th, 2013.

According to police reports, the accident was caused by speeding.(La Critica)

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30 Were Injured After Traffic Accident In Los Llanos Of Chepo

Traffic AccidentsAt least 30 people were injured last night when a bus crashed against a utility power pole in Los Llanos de Chepo.

The group was traveling from Cañita in Chepo after participating in the celebrations for November 10. Witnesses said the bus went off the road and crashed against a utility power pole.

Most of the injured were minors and their mothers.

Due to this accident three towns had a power outage (Las Margaritas, El Llano and Cañita), because the bus broke the pole in two.

The emergency room of the regional hospital in Chepo was full of patients and their relatives. Only outside there were 150 people approximately, desperate to know the health condition of their loved ones, who had left to see the parade in Cañita and didn’t return home.

The injured had several beatings all over their bodies. The most severe cases were a young man whose legs were both fractured and a child with several concussions.

The event took place at 7:20 p.m. on Sunday at the Pan-American Highway in El Llano, in Chepo, near the Aguacate bridge close to the line between Las Margaritas and El Llano. (Prensa)

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Bus Overturned In Chepo

Traffic Accidents

Today, a bus carrying members of a marching band overturned on it's way back from the November 10th parade in Cañita, Chepo.

According to initial reports, the bus overturned and the injured were taken to the nearest medical center.

Although several of the occupants got out of the bus on their own, the number of people traveling in the bus and the severity of their injuries remain unknown at the moment.(TVN)

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Truck Overturned In Las Cumbres

Traffic Accidents

Today, the driver of an articulated truck loaded with construction materials, lost control of the truck and collided with a parked bus and a sedan vehicle, then the truck overturned and collided into the pedestrian bridge.

The accident happened at the entrance to the community of Las Lajas , las Cumbres, and several people got injured, they were treated by 911 paramedics.

The captain of the Traffic Police, Jaime Toledo, said according to the truck driver, when he was going downhill in Las Lajas, the truck lost it's brakes, colliding with a bus full of passengers and then with the sedan car, then he maneuvered to hit the pedestrian bridge to avoid impacting another vehicle.(TVN)

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Taxi Driver Crashed Into A Light Pole In Nuevo Tocumen

Traffic Accidents

Today, a taxi crashed into a light pole, killing the taxi passenger, this accident was reported in Nuevo Tocumen.

The victim was trapped inside of the car, so rescuers had to use special tools to take out the body.

The taxi driver was slightly injured, It is presumed he fell asleep and could not avoid the collision.(TVN)

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A Woman Was Hit By A Car In San Antonio

Traffic AccidentsA woman was hit by a van that was being driven by another woman on the main road of Camino Real, in San Antonio.

The accident took place while both women were heading to their Jobs.

The woman was taken to a hospital and is currently in stable condition, according to her relatives. (Mi Diario)

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Traffic Accident Reported In The Arraijan - La Chorrera Highway

Traffic Accidents

Today, a traffic accident between a bus and a mule truck was reported in the Arraijan - La Chorrera Highway.

The accident happened at about 2pm by the entrance of Hato Montaña, the truck driver was taken to the Nicolas A. Solano hospital in La Chorrera.

The bus driver was not taken to the hospital but he did receive several hits and had bruises all over his body.(La Critica)

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Five People Died During National Holidays

Traffic AccidentsFive people died in different traffic accidents in Coclé, Chame, Colón, Arraijan and La Chorrera during the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of November, according to reports from the Operations Department of Transit in the National Police.

Adán Fernández, chief of Operations of the Transit Police, said a total of 2,600 tickets were issued during national holidays. Out of these 370 were due to speeding and 230 for driving under the influence of alcohol.

About the operation where the lanes were switched starting at 6:00 a.m. from Quesos Chela, in Capira, all the way to La Espiga, in La Chorrera, Fernández said over 78 thousand vehicles—out of the 91 thousand that traveled to the countryside—had returned to the city by 3:00 p.m. Regarding the people who traveled by bus on their way back, José Quintana, inspector of the Transit Authority (ATTT), said over 150 thousand passengers arrived at the Albrook terminal after 12:00 p.m. (Siglo)

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2 Injured In Traffic Accident Reported In Aguadulce

Traffic Accidents

During the national holiday weekend, a car accident was reported, leaving two injured as a result, in Aguadulce.

The accident occurred when the taxi with license plate 2T-366 driven by a 25 year old man, whose name was not released, crashed into the Black sedan vehicle with license plate 15060, driven by 17 year old Jorge Cruz.

The victims, who were hit on different parts of their bodies, mainly on the head, back, neck and arms, were taken by firefighters and the Aguadulce Red Cross to the Dr. Rafael Estevez Regional Hospital where both remain stable.(Mi Diario)

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Car Fell Off A Cliff In Cerro Silvestre

Traffic Accidents

Today, a vehicle lost control and fell off a cliff, killing it's driver, in Cerro Silvestre, District of Arraijan.

This person was traveling all alone, heavy rains were reported in the area when the accident occurred.

Witnesses called for increased surveillance of the traffic police in this place because cars pass by at full speed all the time.(La Critica)

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Motorcycle Driver Died In La Chorrera

Traffic Accidents

Today morning, a motorcycle driver died after a traffic accident reported on the road leading to Puerto Caimito, La Chorrera.

According to initial reports, the driver of the motorcycle was being pulled by a car and apparently the rope holding the victim's motorcycle burst causing the man to lose control and fall in a sewer.

Traffic units of the National Police arrived at the scene to determine what were the causes of this unfortunate accident.(Dia a Dia)

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Bus Fell Off A Cliff In Cocle

Traffic Accidents

Yesterday, a Cope-Panama route bus with passengers inside fell off a cliff and ended up in the kitchen of a residence located at the entrance of El Macizo, Parque Omar, Province of Cocle.

Early reports point out the bus, with license plate 2B0313, was rear ended by another vehicle, causing the driver to lose control and fall off a cliff.

No one got injured in this accident, The Traffic Police is currently investigating the causes of this accident.(La Critica)

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Two People Were Injured After Accident At The Americas Bridge

Traffic AccidentsTwo people were injured after a collision between a sedan and a truck. The accident took place at the Americas Bridge on the road towards the city.

The car where two women were traveling as passengers was stuck under the back of the truck, but the driver was not affected because the impact was on the passenger’s side.

This accident caused heavy traffic in the area. (Telemetro)

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Traffic Fatality Reported In Nata

Traffic Accidents

Today, a man died after being hit by a vehicle in a hit and run accident reported in Nata.

The victim's body was dismembered in the street due to the strong impact of the vehicle.

Units of the Traffic Police are currently investigating this case.(La Critica)

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Multiple Collision At The South Corridor

Traffic AccidentsFour vehicles were involved in an accident on Saturday morning at the South Corridor, near the toll booth in Llano Bonito, Juan Díaz, towards the city.

The Transit Authority recommends drivers to avoid this route, because the accident has caused heavy traffic in the area. Some of the passengers were injured.

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1 Dead And 4 Injured In Car Accident In Los Santos

Traffic Accidents

Yesterday afternoon, one person died and 4 people got injured in a traffic accident reported on the road to Guarare, province of Los Santos.

The victim was identified as 24 year old Marcos Rojas, inhabitant of the Parita region in the province of Herrera.

Ismael Saez, deputy chief of the fire department in Los Santos explained the accident was a front to front collision between a delivery truck and a sedan vehicle with license plate AB3958.

The sedan vehicle had five people inside, including the victim, they collided against the delivery truck driven by Rufino Mendoza, who had Carlos Villareal as a passenger.

The most affected were the sedan vehicle passengers, two of them were taken by the 911 and the other two by the Fire Department, to the Joaquín Pablo Franco hospital of Las Tablas.

This is the second case recorded in the same place.(La Critica)

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Traffic Accident Reported In Via Tocumen

Traffic Accidents

Today in the afternoon, a traffic accident occurred at via Tocumen, before the Brisas del Golf entry, when a taxi driver hit an utility pole.

The transit authorities reported six people were injured in this accident.

The accident complicated mobilization of cars in this sector, due to the fact road widening works area being made in the area at the moment.(Mi Diario)

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Traffic Fatality Reported At The North Corridor

Traffic Accidents

On Thursday night, a man was killed after being hit by a car in the North Corridor.

The victim was identified as 28 years old Rubi Martinez Mendoza, who resided in Bocas del Toro.

The accident occurred in the Tinajitas section of the North Corridor, as said by Miguel Rodriguez, supervisor of the highway.

The National Police received an anonymous call at around 10pm informing about the accident.

304 traffic fatalities have been reported in Panama so far this year.(La Critica)

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Mule Truck Overturned In Chiriqui

Traffic Accidents

Today, a 27 years old man died in car accident in the community of Veladero, Gualaca district, province of Chiriqui.

The man was identified as Aristides Mora, early unofficial reports highlights he was driving a mule truck loaded with Compita rice, he lost control and overturned on the highway.

The victim was carrying the load of rice to the province of Bocas del Toro.(La Critica)

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1 Dead And 4 Injured In Car Accident Reported In Chilibre

Traffic Accidents

Today, a taxi driver died as the result of a collision between two vehicles on the Transístmica road, Chilibre.

Four people were injured in this accident, they were taken to the nearest hospital.

The authorities of the Transit Police are investigating the cause of this accident.(La Critica)

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Traffic Accident Reported In Veraguas

Traffic Accidents

Yesterday, a vehicle collided with a guardrail at the entrance of Santiago, province of Veraguas.

The accident occurred due to the heavy rains in the area at the moment.

Police units reported the iron tip of the guardrail was just a few inches away from the driver's chest when he was taken out of the vehicle.

After impact, the driver was taken to the emergency room of the Veraguas hospital, the driver of the blue BMW vehicle got injured but remains stable.(La Critica)

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7 Units Of The GAS Injured In Car Accident

Traffic Accidents

Today, a GAS vehicle of the National Police collided with a sedan in the North Corridor, towards Villa Lucre, leaving seven units of this entity injured.

According to reports, the sedan was driving in the opposite way, causing the accident and leaving it's driver trapped inside of the car.

Three ambulances arrived to the scene of the accident to provide medical care to the injured.(Dia a Dia)

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Several Injured In Car Accident Reported Towards Arraijan

Traffic Accidents

Today, Thursday afternoon, an accident was reported on the road to the Puente de Las Américas towards Arraijan, where several vehicles collided and one overturned.

The incident left several injured, one of them was transferred to Santo Tomas Hospital.

Traffic units arrived to the scene to investigate the cause of this accident and to try to relieve the traffic congestion in the area.(Mi Diario)

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Child Died After A Neighbor Ran Over Him

Traffic AccidentsA one year old child was killed after a neighbor ran him over in San Francisco.

The accident took place in the afternoon, when the driver did not see the child when he started running away from his mother and towards the road inside the residential area in Carrasquilla.

The child was taken to the Hospital, but after he went into a coma, the child died. (Critica)

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