Auto involucrado en el accidente ocurrido en Jatibonico, en el centro de Cuba, este miércoles 18 de mayo de 2022. Foto: Perfil de Facebook del periódico Escambray.

Cuba: one dead and three injured in traffic accident in Jatibonico

The incident occurred at kilometer 413 of the Central Highway, at the entrance to the elevated areas of the municipality of Jatibonico, where a cargo truck belonging to the Azumat company and a Lada light vehicle collided.

The injured as a result of the crash are admitted to the Camilo Cienfuegos Provincial General Hospital in the provincial capital, according to a note of the newspaper Escambraywhich confirms the death of a 36-year-old man, who lived in the Sancti Spiritus municipality of Trinidad.

The note adds that one of the injured, also 36 years old and a resident of Sancti Spíritus, is hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit, presenting a closed abdominal trauma and abdominal wound, among other injuries.

Meanwhile, a 51-year-old woman, a resident of Jatibonico, and a 40-year-old man, residing in the provincial capital, are admitted to the observation room of the provincial hospital and so far are not life-threatening, he says. The information of Escambray.

The Provincial Directorate of Transportation in Sancti Spíritus reported that the authorities and specialists of the Ministry of the Interior (Minint) They are investigating the causes of the unfortunate event, and confirmed that vehicular circulation has already been restored along the stretch of road where the accident occurred.

The incident takes place just two days after a massive accident occurred in the Guáimaro municipalityin the province of Camagüey, in which two people lost their lives and several were injured.

According to official reports, in most of the traffic accidents that occur in Cuba the human factor is decisive, while only low percentages respond to technical problems.

As for the causes, the main ones are usually linked to undue attention to vehicle control, disrespect for the right of way, violation of speed limits and driving under the influence of alcohol, as well as the deterioration of routes .

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