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Two American Tourists Injured in Traffic Accident Near David, Chiriqui

Traffic Accidents Two American tourists were injured today, Wednesday, 30 November 2011, in a car accident that happened at the bridge over the David river, near the entrance to town, in the province of Chiriqui. The foreigners were injured when four vehicles, three small cars and an 18 wheeler, collided this morning. The tourists were traveling in the white car that received the greatest impact. Transit authorities are investigating the causes of the accident, while some witnesses felt the truck driver may have committed some degree of negligence in driving. (TVN)
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Drilling Rig Falls, Crushes Car

Traffic AccidentsA heavy drilling rig fell on a vehicle that was parked on the street in the sector of 2nd Street, Parque Lefevre, resulting in its total loss. No one was injured. The machinery was on a flatbed trailer being pulled by an 18 wheeler that in trying to make a turn caused it to fall. (Telemetro)

Editor's Comment: Yeah, because using tie-down chains when transporting heavy equipment on a flatbed just takes all the sport out of it...

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Fatal Accident on Southern Corridor

Traffic Accidents"I need to see my son, I need to see him." The appeal made by the mother upon arriving at the fatal scene. Juan Guerrel, 31, died early yesterday morning, Sunday, as he drove the gray Sentra vehicle with license plate number 266336. The accident happened as Juan was driving on the Southern Corridor, at kilometer 30, near the entrance to the Tocumen Airport. He collided with the guardrail and the vehicle flipped several times. The car ended up about 100 meters from where the initial impact occurred. The car was flipped upside down between two palm trees. The victims body was caught in the twisted wreckage of the car. Other drivers, upon seeing the accident, called the Emergency Management Single System 911. Paramedics decreed the victim's death. Gradually family members of the victim arrived at the scene, who in despair, were clutching their heads, impacted by the event. Rescuers used a crane to flip the vehicle and remove the corpse. At about 6:00 in the morning, the Assistant Prosecutor made ​​the removal of the body and moved it to the Judicial Morgue, in Ancon. It was concluded that the victim lived in Los Nogales No. 2, in Tocumen, near where the accident occurred. The Traffic Accident Investigation Section (SIAT) of the National Police will determine the causes of the accident. (Critica)

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Triple Accident on Northern Corridor Leaves 16 Injured

Traffic Accidents#Panama - A pileup occurred on the Northern Corridor near the toll booth in Tinajitas in the district of San Miguelito. A Metro bus, a dump truck, and a pick-up truck were involved in the accident. It is estimated that about 16 people were injured in this accident. Two accidents occurred on Thursday morning on the Northern Corridor, specifically at mile 7. First, the pick-up lost control and crashed into the cement blocks that separate the roadway and flipped over. The police, fire department and ambulances arrived on the scene to assist the victims. As the police were putting out the orange cones to control traffic, they ordered a Metro bus with license plate number 090845 to stop. When the driver complied with the order, a dump truck slammed into the back of the bus hard. It took the intervention of six ambulances to attend to the 16 wounded, of whom 12 were stable and the rest in more delicate condition. The injured were taken to the Social Security Hospital, the Santo Tomas hospital, and the San Miguel Arcángel hospital. (Telemetro)

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Triple Traffic Accident in Loma Cová and Shootout on Ave. Nacional

Traffic AccidentsBy DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - According to the National Police of Panama, there was a triple collision this afternoon in the area of Loma Cová, in the direction coming from Arraiján towards Panama City. Two trucks got tangled up with a bus and there is a passenger trapped in the bus. The police are asking everyone to use the Centennial Bridge to head towards the interior if possible, to open the way for responding emergency vehicles, and to avoid rubber necking if passing the area in the other direction.

Shootout on Ave. Nacional: In another incident there was a shootout this afternoon on Ave Nacional near the apartment buildings in Cabo Verde. There is a strong police presence in this area as they try to round up the bad guys, and they are suggesting that people should also avoid this area.

Copyright 2011 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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Two "Diablo Rojo" Buses In Accident - Racing - Several Injured

Traffic Accidents#Panama - A race between one "Diablo Rojo" bus from Chorrera and another from Capira ended in a collision between them, leaving several injured passengers who were transported by ambulance to the Nicolás A. Solano hospital and the Social Security medical clinic in La Chorrera. Others left on their own or were picked up by family members. The buses were both heading towards the interior. The collision occurred near Hato Montaña, in the district of Arraiján, when a truck crossed through a roundabout and the driver of the bus from La Chorrera stopped, and was crashed into by the bus from Capira. (Telemetro)

Editor's Comment: The government of Panama continues to deploy the new Metro buses as fast as they can get them into the country, and train new drivers. The biggest problem with these "Diablo Rojo" buses is that they are individually owned and operated, and the bus drivers race from one bus stop to another - the first one there gets the passengers (and the money). By contrast, the Metro bus drivers are government employees and they get paid the same if they are full or empty, removing the need for speed and danger.

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Noodle Truck Flips On Slippery Northern Corridor

Traffic Accidents This truck loaded with pastas flipped over on the Northern Corridor, near the Cerro Patacón landfill, after the driver lost control of the vehicle. The 18 wheeler was carrying a pasta, noodles, and macaroni, and the company that owns the products sent another truck to unload and remove the products. Several people, mostly workers on the Northern Corridor, took packages of macaroni and noodles, after they were given permission from the owner. (TVN)
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One Killed, 30 Injured in Bus Accident

Traffic Accidents #Panama - Penonomé Coclé - One person was killed and another 30 wer injured in an accident that occurred at 3:30 am this morning on Monday, 7 November 2011, on the Intern American Highway, in the city of Penonomé. The accident occurred when the driver of a bus from the Panama City to David route lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid something that was on the roadway. Because of this maneuver the bus overturned and crashed into a corotú tree. The bus left the province of Chiriqui at 11:00 pm yesterday, Sunday night. It was carrying 56 passengers, most of whom were asleep when the impact occurred. Ambulances from Aguadulce, Anton and La Pintada as well as the Fire Department from Penonomé arrived at the scene to help the passengers, some of whom were trapped inside the bus. The injured were taken to the Aquilino Tejeira Hospital. The authorities are investigating the causes of this accident, while residents and bus drivers in the area of Penonomé say the way the roadway was built is the main cause of the many accidents that occur at this point. (Prensa)
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Truck Loses Control - Runs Over MOP Workers on Highway

Traffic Accidents#Panama - A truck driver lost control of the vehicle he was driving on the downhill coming to the bridge over the Martín Sánchez river, rolling over three workers from the Ministry of Public Works who were installing signaling and signs on the roadway. One was killed while another was maimed, losing a leg, and another fell into the river. The injured were taken by ambulance to the Nicolás Solano hospital in La Chorrera. The highway was closed while the victim's body was recovered, near Las Arboledas and the Puente Montelimar. (Telemetro)

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Unknown Drunk Government Official Crashes State Owned Car, Abandons Girlfriend, Leaves Scene

Traffic Accidents#Panama - A confusing traffic accident occurred in the early morning hours this morning involving an official government vehicle in the area of 24 de Diciembre. A gray Nissan Pathfinder with government license plates rolled over on the bridge connecting with the area of Chepo, after hitting a cement dividing wall. Police officers from the National Police arrived at the scene of the accident where they found an injured woman in the car. They also found several items scattered on the roadway as a result of the accident, including invoices from the Institute of Agricultural Marketing, condoms, the glass base of a wineglass, among others.

A man named "Luis" claims to have witnessed the accident. He told channel 13 Telemetro that the vehicle passed his vehicle at high speed and some meters later it crashed and rolled over. The witness stopped and helped the injured driver get out of the car. He said the driver did not have any obvious injuries and that he had alcohol on his breath. He then helped the woman to exit the vehicle. Minutes later, a white car stopped and picked up the driver.

Authorities are investigating to determine who was the driver of the vehicle, and to see if he went to the hospital to receive medical care, or if he simply left the scene. (Telemetro)





Editor's Comment: Chances are some relatively high ranking government official was out partying with his girlfriend in a government vehicle. Reportedly this vehicle is assigned to one of the top ranking officials of the IMA but so far his name has not been released. Driving drunk, he crashed and rolled the car. But rather than sticking around to "man up" for his actions, he just hauls ass in the first thing smoking (think, "I'll give you $100 bucks if you get me the hell out of here.") If he stayed to talk to the police then there would be an official report with his name on it, together with that of his girlfriend, etc. The cops also might have taken him in for a BAT. If you will remember there was another recent accident involving another government official (who was supposedly just driving around at 3:00 am when he crashed his car into another vehicle) and that guy was let off with no test to see if he was driving drunk. Hey, these guys in the government of whatever party have always had a "we can do whatever the hell we want" attitude. I hope the authorities will fully investigate this accident, but I'm not holding by breath. When the Panamanian press describes something as a "confusing incident" that's code for "we all know exactly what happened, but we just can't put that in print." At least this idiot didn't kill his squeeze. And what about that last picture - condoms, lube, invoices, official government documents, together with a CD with Ricardo Martinelli's last speech or something? Kinda puts a kinky twist on "Vamos Bien", eh? Hey, I love this story. It's got sex, alcohol, politicians running scared, scandal - what's not to like? Disclaimer - No actual Colombian hookers or Panamanian executive secretaries were injured in the writing of this story.

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Two Young Men Killed in Early Morning Traffic Accident in Panama City

Traffic Accidents#Panama - A tragic motor vehicle accident that left two young men dead occurred this morning on the 12th of October Avenue. Preliminary reports from the National Police indicate the driver of the Kia Cerato sedan with license plate number 975311 lost control of the vehicle and collided first against the curb, then against a utility pole, and finally the vehicle crashed into the building of the Reanco company. As a result of the impact the driver was trapped in the vehicle, while the passenger was thrown clear. This morning the roadway headed toward Transistmica was closed so the Auxiliary Prosecutor could go to the scene for the removal of the bodies. (Panama America)
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Bus Accident Between Panama City and Arraiján - Near Loma Cová

Traffic Accidents#Panama - By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The police are reporting an accident in Arraiján as you come down Loma Cová. Apparently a bus from the Antón to Panamá route flipped over, on the side of the Inter American highway that leads to Panama City. As a result of this accident the police are suggesting drivers should use the Centennial Bridge to avoid congestion, and to make it easier for emergency personnel and vehicles responding to the accident to arrive at the scene. In addition, they remind drivers not to try to use the shoulders of the road. Anyway, heads up - bus flipped over between Panama City and Arraiján, which should make the evening commute to the interior more difficult.

Copyright 2011 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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Cops Screwing Off in El Carmen - Ignoring Traffic Jam - Accident Occurs In Their Face (Dash Cam Video)

Traffic Accidents#Panama - By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - This is one of those stupid little things that tend to drive me crazy about living in the Republic of Panama. It's not really all that big of a deal, and in reality putting this out there will make me feel better, after having blown off a little steam. There's an intersection in the El Carmen neighborhood of Panama City that's always a cluster. There's no traffic light there, a lot of cars go through there every day, and it always turns into a sort of pushing and shoving match as people have to fight their way through. Anyway, this morning as I drove through the area (with my trusty dash cam running) I noticed there was a police car sitting on the side of the road. There was one cop standing there and talking to the other two or three cops who were in the car. Again, so what, right? I mean, it would have been nice if these idiots would have taken the effort to direct traffic a little, to ease the congestion in the intersection, but so what.

License Plate, Car Number: The police car has a license plate number 876754. The number 81009 was painted on the side of the car and the hood. It also said "Z.P. Panama Oeste" on the side of the car. This means it was a patrol car from the Police Zone in the Western part of the Province of Panama, like out in La Chorrera or Arraijan. So why were they in downtown Panama City this morning, bullshitting with this other cop on the side of the road for almost a half hour? Who knows.

Still There, 15 Minutes Later: I was running some errands and I had to go back through this same area, but from a different direction. And it was no surprise that these same cops were still sitting there, still bullshitting, and the intersection was still all screwed up. Great. Whatever. I got through there and went on my way. Then a few minutes later as I came through this intersection now for the third time, an accident had occurred. And now (finally) these lazy SOB's get out of their damn car and start to direct traffic. Maybe if they were out there in the first place, the accident never would have occurred. Like I said, this one is just a little stupid frustrating thing that I ran into, and at least now I feel better for making these lazy police officers just a little more famous than they were, thanks to YouTube.

Copyright 2011 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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Truck Accident Dumps Hundreds of Cases Of Imported Beer On The Highway - People Stop To Help (Themselves)

Traffic Accidents #Beer - An articulated vehicle loaded with imported beer, had an accident this morning at the height of Campana. The driver, Luis Fuentes, said the accident occurred when another truck driver blew his horn and passed him at high speed, forcing him into a ditch. About 300 cases of beer fell onto the roadway. Many people who were passing by the accident, took the opportunity to take some of the cases of beer. Fortunately no one was hurt. (TVN)

Editor's Comment: Dude! Spilling the beer? One the road? And that's another funny thing about Panama. For some reason people think that just because a truck was involved in an accident, whatever was in that truck is now fair game for anyone who happens to be passing by. There have been accidents with trucks full of rice crashing on the highway, and people come out with bags, boxes, and buckets to scoop up as much as they can carry. And what's the driver going to do - try to stop people from taking the "free beer"? It's funny, in the Spanish version of the video on the TVN website, the reporter on the scene is talking about how some area residents were pulling some of the beer out of the wreckage of broken bottles, and right as he says that there's a guy pulling out a six-pack of cans. Nice try...

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Bus Loses Brakes, Crashes Into House, 30 Injured

Traffic Accidents#Panama - The rear axle fell off of a bus route from the Transístmica - Mano de Piedra route, causing it to crash into a house. This accident left at least 30 passengers with minor injuries, who were aided by the 911 ambulance and taken to nearby hospitals. According to the bus driver himself, he said he heard a noise that sounded like "something was broken" and suddenly he discovered that he had no brakes as he was going down a hill close to the General José de San Martín school, located in Cerro Batea. The driver said the bus goes through a constant process of maintenance and had never had a malfunction. In the house one of the bedrooms, the kitchen, and the bathroom were damaged. (Critica)

Editor's Comment: In Panama they literally drive these things until the wheels fall off. In this case, that's exactly what happened. This one wasn't as bad - I've seen them where the rear axle simply departs from the vehicle completely.

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Bus Driver Killed in Fatal Crash Early This Morning

Traffic Accidents#Panama - Oscar Martinez was killed when the bus he was driving crashed into the back of a truck. The bus - on the route from Anton to Panama - hit the truck from behind, killing Martinez instantly. The accident happened about five o'clock in the morning today, on the straight piece of road in Villa Rosario, in the district of Capira. In this accident 14 passengers were injured, who were on board the bus on the route from Panama to Anton. According to reports, both vehicles were traveling towards Panama City. (Critica)

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One Killed and Fourteen Injured in Accident Between Bus and Truck

Traffic Accidents#Panama - Early this morning fourteen people were injured and one was killed in a collision between a small "Coaster" bus and a truck, in the area of Violla Rosario, in the district of Capira, said the National Police. Initial reports of the accident were released through their Twitter account. The police asked drivers not to "rubber neck" at the scene of the accident, which was causing a massive traffic jam. Police officers, traffic police, the fire department, and ambulances from the 911 service all responded to the scene of the accident. (Panama America)
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Truck Carrying Sand Overturns in Paraiso

Traffic AccidentsA truck carrying sand overturned in Paraiso, Ancon, reverted area, with no reported casualties. The driver avoided being hit by another articulated vehicle and fell into a hole, after which it overturned. The driver of the heavy vehicle said he preferred to fall into the hole rather than hitting a small car driving on the road. (TVN)

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Truck Flipped - Blocked Traffic For Seven Hours

Traffic Accidents #Panama - An 18 wheeler overturned yesterday morning on the main road from Villalobos, in Pedregal. The accident happened at 7:00 am, when the vehicle with license plate number 369906, from the Hercules company and carrying soybeans, suffered a mechanical failure while climbing a slope. This caused the driver to lose control of the truck, and due to the weight of the load it slid backward, so that the cargo part of the truck overturned on the street, destroying also a utility pole. Several surrounding communities lost power. "This is a danger and now these trucks are passing more frequently," said one area resident. Meanwhile, the cab of the truck ended up in a ditch, according to the version of events as told by the driver, who was not injured and was treated by police.

As a result of the accident traffic was interrupted for more than seven hours, causing discomfort among people who at the time were walking to their jobs, and students to their schools, according to Ricardo Gonzalez, an area resident, who asked the authorities for increased surveillance at that point, because this is not the first time something like this has happened. "With the opening of the road that ends at the Boyd Roosevelt highway, near La Cabima, the amount of traffic around here has tripled, but neither the police nor the ATTT people are here," said Gonzalez. Normal traffic was not resumed until after 2:00 pm in the afternoon, because first the electrical service had to be turned off because the wires ended up on top of the truck.

On Saturday, 23 July 2011, another 18 wheeler carrying stones overturned near the same spot, falling into the roadside ditch. On that occasion no injuries were reported. (Mi Diario)

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Pedestrian Hit By Car - Near Foot Bridge

Traffic AccidentsA middle-aged man (pedestrian) was hit by a car this morning on the way to Plaza Tocumen. The accident happened just a few yards from a footbridge (built specifically so pedestrians can safely cross the road). The man was moaning in pain lying on the pavement while the Ambulance 911 from the Emergency Center was slow in coming. So lamented the witnesses of this accident, who felt powerless to help the citizen. (TVN)

Editor's Comment: Apparently the guy wasn't killed in this accident. I put this story up because people still insist on crossing the roadway, refusing to use the pedestrian foot bridges built to make it safe for them to cross. I really don't like to drive after dark, especially in the interior, because people have a habit of just walking down the road like they have superpowers or something. People get hit and killed in this country by cars every day. Be careful out there, both walking and driving.

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President of Electoral Tribunal Causes Traffic Accident at 3:00 am - Drunk Driving?

Traffic AccidentsThe Presiding Magistrate of the Electoral Tribunal, Gerardo Solis, caused a traffic accident on the over water bridge section of the Southern Corridor at 3:00 am this morning. Early reports indicate that Judge Solis crashed his car into the back of a pickup truck. Solis said he was under the influence of a medication and went for a drive because he could not fall asleep, however he apparently fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed into another vehicle. The pickup driver was taken to a hospital. (Critica)

Editor's Comment: BULLSHIT! If this was anyone else on the planet, then the National Police would have arrested him, taken him to the hospital, and conducted a blood alcohol test to see if he was driving under the influence. He "went for a spin" at 3:00 am? And we are expected to believe this? Was a blood alcohol test conducted? Of course not. This is Panama. The rich and politically influential can get away with murder if they want to. Thankfully, the person driving the pickup truck was not killed. OK, this is how it's really going to work. The National Police will pull their video tapes taken from the surveillance cameras spread out all over town. They will find the video of the honorable judge Solis staggering out of a bar (if it exists) and then use that as leverage to get him to decide the way they want on issues important to the administration - such as the merger of the MOLIRENA party with the Cambio Democratico. You get away with a drunk driving rap, we get our political merger. Deal? Of course, that's all just supposition and conjecture on my part. Can I prove that Gerardo Solis was driving drunk when he fell asleep at the wheel and caused this accident? Of course not. Do I think that's what happened? Yes, I do. And, the authorities should have taken him in for a blood alcohol test. Why didn't that happen? In Panama, everything happens (or doesn't happen, as in this case) for a reason. And I suspect my "leverage" hypothesis is probably pretty good. Shit, it was probably some CD operatives who took him out and got him drunk, for that matter...

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Van Rolled on Northern Corridor Exit Ramp

Traffic AccidentsThe driver of this car survived even though the vehicle rolled over several times, at the ramp exiting the Northern Corridor on the access road to the Centennial Bridge. It is presumed that excessive speed may have been the cause of this accident. (TVN)

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Pedestrian Hit And Killed, Ran Over Three More Times

Traffic AccidentsA man, aged between 55 and 65, died early yesterday morning when he was hit by a car in the community of Monte Oscuro, in the area of Victoriano Lorenzo, district of San Miguelito, according to a source in the a source Department of Traffic Operations of the National Police. The authorities believe the man was hit by a 4x4 SUV which then fled the scene, but two other cars also ran over the man after he was hit and down in the road. Officers of the Division of Traffic Accident Investigation of the National Police, who appeared on the scene of the fatal accident, collected evidence such as tire tracks of the car that struck the pedestrian. Local residents said the victim did not live in Monte Oscuro and this was the first time they had seen him in the area. Also, the victim was not carrying any identification papers. (Critica)

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18 Wheeler Loses Brakes, Causes Multiple Vehicle Pileup

Traffic AccidentsSeven people were injured - among then four who were stable and three that required immediate medical attention - in a multiple vehicle accident caused by an out of control 18 wheeler this morning, Wednesday, 21 September 2011. The accident occurred near the entrance to the "Princesa de Gales" neighborhood, in Villa Zaita. The authorities say according to the testimony of the truck driver, he turned off the motor because he lost control of the vehicle, and when he tried to go onto the shoulder of the road he ran into the other cars that were using it as a traffic lane (which is illegal). The 18 wheeler lost its brakes, and he slammed into at least 12 other vehicles.

One of the drivers who was still in his car because he had severe neck and back pain, said he saw the truck coming up behind him in his mirror, so he tried to get out of the way, however he was impacted by the other vehicles which pushed his car into a ditch. The his car was impacted by the 18 wheeler, which dragged him across the street and into the lane of oncoming traffic. The injured were assisted by ambulances from the 911 system and the fire department, and they were taken to the San Miguel Árcangel hospital and San Fernando. There were no fatalities, but there was a massive traffic jam. (Estrella)

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Second Traffic Accident Caught On Dash Cam in Panama

Traffic Accidents#Panama - By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - This morning I was driving to the office, going down Via España and passing through the construction area where they're building one of the stops for the new Metro subway system. As I approached an intersection I had the green traffic light, however a traffic police officer stepped out in front of me, held up his hand, and ordered me to stop (so I did). About three seconds later a professor from the Technology University of Panama drove into me from behind. It was a minor fender bender, there was no structural damage to my car, just a paint scrape on the right rear wheel flaring. The traffic cop came over, and the other driver admitted on video that he hit me from behind, that he will be responsible for the damages, and he agreed to pay me $50 bucks by 1:00 pm tomorrow afternoon. I explained to the guy that I had a live "dash cam" running in the car and that I have the accident on tape. He seemed like a nice and respectable guy, and I think he's going to do the right thing. Anyway, this is the second minor accident I've caught on tape since installing this thing. In the first case, the taxi driver ran a red light, caused the accident, and then tried to lie his way out of it and make me responsible to repair the damages to his car. Thanks to the video tape, he lost the case in court. Anyway, here's the video. I really recommend you get yourselves one of these little cameras - worth their weight in gold.

Copyright 2011 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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Man Falls Asleep, Rolls Car, Survives...

Traffic Accidents #Panama - A man miraculously survived an accident that occurred on Saturday morning at an exit of the Corridor in Tocumen. According to reports, the man was driving a sedan hit another car from behind, causing him to roll several times and the car ended up on its roof. When traffic officials arrived on the scene he told them he fell asleep at the wheel. No one was injured in this accident. (TVN)
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One Killed, At Least Three Injured in Traffic Accident

Traffic AccidentsOne person was killed and at least ten were injured in a traffic accident that occurred this morning on Via Transístmica in the sector of Limon, on the outskirts of Colon. Fire Department sources reported 32 year old Denis White was killed in the accident. He was driving a sedan and his body was trapped in the wreckage. The accident happened when a heavy rainstorm was falling in the area. White's Nissan collided with a Coaster bus carrying employees of companies located in the Colon Free Zone. Among those wounded in the accident, three have serious injuries. Ambulances from the Fire Department and the Emergency Medical Service 911 assisted those who were injured in the accident, some of whom were taken to the polyclinic in Sabanitas. Others were taken to a private medical center, and two went to the Manuel Amador Guerrero hospital of the Social Security Fund in Colon. (Prensa)
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Bus Carrying Two Child Soccer Teams Flips Over

Traffic AccidentsA "Diablo Rojo" from the Colón to Pilón route flipped over on the route to Cerro Patacón. At least thirty children were traveling in the bus, on their way to Panama City to participate in a soccer tournament at the Candela Gil stadium in San Miguelito. There were several injuries, however thankfully no one was killed. (Telemetro)

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Happening Now - "Diablo Rojo" Flipped Over, Several Injured

Traffic AccidentsBy DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - According to the Panamanian National Police, a "diablo rojo" (Red Devil) bus has flipped over on the road to the Centennial Bridge, and there are several people injured. They ask drivers to make way for responding emergency vehicles. That road is always dangerous, and especially in the rain, and even more so when you're traveling in a bus being driven by an irresponsible private operator.

Copyright 2011 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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One Killed in Fatal Traffic Accident in Veracruz

Traffic AccidentsOne person was killed in a collision between a gray Chevrolet Spark with license plate number 712601, and a yellow Toyota taxi with license plate number 094356 on the road to Veracruz, specifically at Puente Venao. The cause of the accident is unknown. There is a massive traffic jam in the area due to the accident. (Dia a Dia)

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