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Motor Vehicle Accidents

PanAmerican Highway MVA

Patient being extricated by our staff. .

Volunteers from Comandos de Salvamento of El Salvador, Ilopango section, along with other first response institutions, respond to a traffic accident that occurred early Wednesday morning on the Pan-American Highway at kilometer 25.

Around three in the morning, the rescuers from Comandos de Salvamento of El Salvador arrived at the scene and found a man trapped inside his vehicle, which had collided with one of the trees in the median of the highway, with the cause of the accident unknown.

The victim, identified as Will Alfredo Astovio, 55 years old, was traveling from West to East on the Pan-American Highway when the accident occurred, with him being the only occupant of the vehicle.

The rescuers from Comandos de Salvamento of El Salvador managed to free the victim, who had suffered multiple injuries, and he was subsequently taken to a medical center.

After impacting a tree, Comandos de Salvamento and Green Cross supporting the patient. 


Rescuers from Comandos de Salvamento of El Salvador assist an injured person.

Two women, traveling with other colleagues from a telephone company, suffered injuries in different parts of their bodies after being trapped among the twisted iron of the vehicle they were traveling in with 5 other people, following a collision with the rear of a microbus unloading passengers.

This incident occurred around eight in the morning on the Army Boulevard at kilometer 9 near the Social Security Institute of Ilopango.

According to the report, the driver of the unit transporting employees of the telephone company failed to stop and collided with the rear of the microbus unloading passengers in the area.

Units from Comandos de Salvamento of El Salvador, using hydraulic equipment, managed to free the women who were traveling in the front seat alongside the driver, who was unharmed. The first victims who were traveling in the back of the telephone unit were assisted by a Social Security ambulance passing through the accident site.

The women who were trapped were identified as Alexandra Palacios, 27, and Jaquelin Navas, 20, both promoters, and were admitted to the Social Security Institute of Ilopango.

Comandos de Salvamento of El Salvador transports one of the two trapped women.

Mother and daughter Victims of Terrible Accident

Madre e hija perdieron la vida en un aparatoso accidente de tránsito en Carretera de Santa Ana a San Salvador.

CDS attend to a traffic accident registered on kilometer 39 of the Pan-American Highway, where mother and daughter passed away in a terrible traffic accident.

María Concepción Orellana de Carpio, 89, and her daughter Ana Virginia Carpio de Landaverde, 59, originally from Metapán, were traveling to a medical appointment in San Salvador and had contracted the Uber service, but upon reaching Ciudad Maple, the car tire, came off its axle and the driver lost control, crashing into a tree.

Both women flew out of the car.  The driver was seriously injured, so he was taken to an emergency care center.  Rescuers from Comandos de Salvamento determined that both women had lost their lives instantly after the traumas they received.

Police authorities cordoned off the area to start the investigation of the road mishap that left the Carpio family in mourning with our rescuers offering critical emotional support.


Víctimas murieron instantáneamente debido a los traumas.

Motorcycle Accident


CDS responded to an emergency where according to witnesses, a car had ran a stop light crashing into a motorcycle. The young patient was stabilized, secured and transported to higher level of care. The event took place in front of the Centenario Park along Ave. Juan Pablo.


Passenger Extricated from Microbus


Our CDS Urban Rescue Squad responded to an accident which involved a route 42B Microbus collision. The incident involved an extrication of an injured female patient who was stabilized and transported to higher level of care. Led by Veteran Comando and Extrication expert Edgar Jhonny Ramos, the squad utilized Jaws of Life and other Hurst pneumatic tools provided by Washington State’s PXTEAM out of Puyallup. Others injured were also transported to local emergency departments.