Ecuador: More Bus Crashes Leave Dead and Injured

Posted on February 3, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency

Bus crashes leave more victims in Ecuador
Quevedo reported two roads of Los Ríos were stained this Thursday with blood and again in accidents involving transportation buses. One of the incidents was reported on the Babahoyo-Montalvo road between a unit of the Citam cooperative and a light truck.

As a result of the impact, three people died and six were injured. Relief agencies came to the site to care for the wounded and transfer them to the hospital Martín Icaza de Babahoyo.

The bus was on the side of the road, next to a well formed near fields, while the Grand Vitara ended with the body destroyed in the road.

To the place of the mourning were attended by units of the Ministry of Public Health, Fire Department of Babahoyo de Montalvo and agents of the Transit Commission of Ecuador (CTE).

Babahoyo media identified the mortal victims as Petita Quiroz, Walter Mora Quiroz, Babahoyo, and Mechita Pérez, a native of Montalvo. They were occupants of the Grand Vitara.

At the time of the accident a rain was registered and the first versions would point to that the light automotor would have lost track. In the bus were 25 passengers who resulted in minor injuries.

It was not the only accident. Another clash between two buses was reported at 09:34 on the El Empalme-Quevedo road. One of them was overturned as a result of the impact, reported the ECU-911 system.

A person who was seriously injured was transported by ambulance to a health home in Guayaquil, while several passengers with minor strokes were treated at the scene.


Due to the accident, agents of the CTE proceeded to close the way with the objective of the relief institutions to carry out their first-aid care in the place.

The rescue unit of the firefighters worked in the extraction of an affected person and managed to release it in few minutes with life.

Through social networks, the ECU-911 alerted drivers to take alternative routes to avoid congestion in that stretch of the accident.

So far this year there have been several accidents that involve buses on the Ambato-Banos, Ambato-Riobamba, at 90 km of the Alóag-Santo Domingo road and at km 88.5. These accidents have left more than 20 people injured. Read Article

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