Speeding, distracted driving and not abiding by traffic signs have caused an increase in MVAs throughout the country. The main locations have been along the Panamerican, Troncal del Norte, and the Gold highways within and outside San Salvador.
At 6am today a bus collided with a semi truck on the Quetzaltepeque highway north of San Salvador. This resulted in 7 injured patients who were transported to the nearby hospitals.
Along the Alameda Juan Pablo II and la 20ª. Avenida Norte a motorcyclist hit a geriatric female who was stabilized in scene then transported.
CDS Apopa also dispatched a team to attend to another bus accident that crashed at high speed resulting in various injured and thankfully no DOAs. All patients were stable and transported to higher level of care .
At Cantón Zapotitán, caserío El Güineo, in El Congo, a driver of a Agriculture government vehicle lost control going over the edge of the highway . Three occupants were supported with basic life support.
During the month of January 2021, CDS attended many tragic traffic accidents throughout the country. On average CDS attended to an average of five per day. The National Transit Authority has reported more than five accidents involving motorcycles during the first five days of January.
This last Thursday morning, the Antiguo Cuscatlán CDS base dispatched a team to respond to an accident at el Blvd. Luis Poma where a car had crashed into another vehicle and then hit an electrical pole resulting in two injured. The patients were stabilized and transported to San Rafael Hospital in Santa Tecla.
Only hours later at km marker 2.5 along the Comalapa highway, a 27yo motorcyclist presented with shoulder and lower extremity injuries after being affected by a hit and run. Said patient was secured and transported to higher level of care at the nearest Social Security Hospital.
That same early morning along the Apopa highway towards Nejapa, two motorcycles got into a head on collision involving a 43yo male presenting with a fractured lower right leg and a 21yo male presenting with a clavícula and lower extremity trauma. Both were stabilized on scene and transported to higher level of care.
Also, in the interior part of the country, CDS of Berlín assisted a 23yo female who presented with pelvic trauma after colliding with another vehicle in the Dept. of Usulután.
Friday night gave us quite a few EMS runs to attend to Motor Vehicle Accidents spread out across San Salvador.
Along the 10ª. Avenida Norte y la 29ª. Calle Oriente, a young 22yo Isaí Salomón Batres knocked off his bike and luckily with a helmet on only suffered minor injuries and was attended on scene by our EMTs.
Minutos después sobre la 10ª. Avenida Norte y la 11ª. Calle Oriente una ambulancia del Hospital Nacional de San Francisco Gotera, Morazán, colisionó contra un vehículo de alquiler, dejando al menos cinco personas lesionadas entre ellos ambos conductores.
Only minutes after, an ambulance from the National hospital in San Francisco Gotera Morazan crashed into another car causing at least 5 injured including a 4 year old boy.
Shortly after that along the Troncal del Norte highway near KM marker 10, a male was DOA due to being ran over.
CDS assisted at least 7 injured people in a tripple accdident Thursday night along 0ª. Avenida Norte y la 9ª. Calle Oriente
First responders assisted 44yo William Ávila, 20yo Marcela Ascencio, and 20yo Claudia Patricia Vega.
Acute car damage at the scene.
Other patients attended at the scene were 20yo Orlando José Marinero , 20 yo Manuel Ramírez and 21yo Estefany Martínez. All were triaged attended to on scene with none requiring transport to higher level of care.
A ruta 119 bus lost it’s brakes and crashed into a bus and some cars in order to slow down and avoid a larger tragedy. CDS first responders assisted a female and her passenger involved. The 119 bus driver advised the passengers to hold on since the brakes went out and carefully used some minor collisions against other vehicles saving his passengers. Police showed up soon after to offer on scene support and to assure traffic didn’t come to a stop.
Socorristas de Comandos de Salvamento, atienden accidente de tránsito que se registró esta mañana sobre la Carretera Panamericana a la altura del kilómetro 26 en las cercanías de San Pedro Perulapán, en el Departamento de Cuscatlán.
EMS from CDS attended an MVA along the Panamerican Highway at KM 26 near San Pedro Perulapan. A car with plates 549-265 was driven by 28 year old Francis Rigoberto Quezada when he lost control and crashed into the base of a tree. He and his year and a half old son Sebastian Alexander Torres, passed away while at the Cojutepeque national hospital due to traumatic injuries sustained.
The Comandos de Salvamento Urban rescue squad arrived along with national firefighters to recover and extricate Francis who was legally identified by medicina legal forensics present.