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Vehicle Accident - Middle-America - Costa Rica

EDIS Number: VI-20130312-38500-CRI
Date / time: 12/03/2013 15:28:37 [UTC]
Event: Vehicle Accident
Area: Middle-America
Country: Costa Rica
State/County: Province of San Jose
Location: Santa Ana [Route 27]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: 45 person(s)
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: Moderate

Description:

A bus overturned yesterday morning on route 27 near the Forum office complex, injuring 45 passengers aboard who were taken to various hospitals according to the Red Cross. Two of the injuries were described as "serious," and it took 25 ambulances to transport all of the injured to area hospitals. The bus was carrying at least 50 people. According to Luis Vega of the Transit Police, preliminary investigation of the accident indicates that the rollover was possibly due to a mechanical failure of the rear sway bar which helps stabilize the bus. Other reports are that the bus driver was traveling at excessive speed and talking on a cell phone. Route 27 was closed for some time yesterday as a result of the accident.

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