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.
CDS first responders battled for several minutes to try to save the life of a young driver who apparently lost control of his car and crashed into a tree located on the edge of the Pan-American Highway, at the height from El Congo.
For several minutes the victim remained trapped between the twisted iron of the car, however, upon the arrival of the rescuers, the vital signs of the person were very weak, despite the effort made to free him, the young man lost the battle.
Our Extrication team concluded their work and minutes later the body of the young driver was released and handed over to the police authorities for recognition by forensics
Various Motor Vehicle Accidents took place today the first being Comandos de Salvamento de Zapotitán reporting they attended a young male involved in a fatal motorcycle accident at the turn of towards San Juan Opico.
Another three patients were attended to and transported to higher level of care that involved the CAM ) Cuerpo de Agentes Metropolitano) from Antiguo Cuscatlán when a driver under the influence crashed into CAM’s vehicle. Both drivers were secured and transported. The incident took place at 2:30 am this Sunday along Calle Antiguo a Ferrocarril de Antiguo Cuscatlán
CDS Urban Rescue squad attended an extrication when a truck crashed into a bus. This accident took place along the Panamerican Highway near the Colonia La Palma de San Martin.
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.
An MVA caused by a truck losing control caused many injuries on the main street, “called a Mariona” in front of the local jail Penal la Esperanza recently.
Some of the patients CDS transferred to higher level of care: José Anderson Flores, 5; Ashly Verenice Flores, 2 months old, Blanca Estala García, de 27 años; José Santos Flores, de 30 y Carlos Antonio Rauda, de 53.
Many of our ambulances were dispatched to attend this Mass Casualty Incident. Many of the those affected were local street sellers that had businesses on the side of the street.