Another pothole claims the life of a Cuban on the Island, it is Daniel Toribio, 30 years old. The young man died last Monday after spending about 48 hours in a coma at the Miguel Enríquez Surgical Clinical Hospital in Havana after suffering an accident on March 10.
The incident occurred in front of the Sevillano park, on Úrsula street, between Jorge and D’Strampes, in the municipality of Diez de Octubre, they inform 14ymedio Toribio’s friends. Yuri Arrechea, who made the complaint on Facebook, details that the accident took place around five in the afternoon.
Some witnesses told the family that Toribio was driving calmly down his path when a truck, coming in the opposite direction, slammed on the brakes near the pothole and the young man could not “dodge the hole” so he “lost control of his motorcycle “. In the pothole on Úrsula Street, according to photos taken by the victim’s friends, a puddle of water remains that prevents seeing the depth of the sinkhole.
“Because of a pothole we lost a great friend whom we buried two days ago. A young man full of dreams and goals. I have seen these days at least three accidents for the same reasons. We must call the attention of the authorities of this country to that this does not become a habit”, Arrechea wrote in the Facebook group BUSES & TRUCK ACCIDENTS for more experience and fewer victims!
“I pass by there every day and I passed the day of the accident. I saw Criminalistics in action but unfortunately the pothole is still there and that young man is no longer there,” he commented on the post the user identified as JC RG. “We must unite in one voice so that they fix all the streets. Many accidents for this cause,” Internet user Delmis Sánchez added in the same publication.
This Wednesday, several friends of Daniel Toribio gathered in the Sevillano park to pay tribute to him and deposited several bouquets of flowers on the trunk of a tree, a few meters from the pothole.
Last March 6, Yunior Tabares Magdariaga, 21, died after losing control of his motorcycle when he fell into a hole on Calvario street, in Santiago de Cuba. The young man, a resident of the town of Los Altos de Quintero in the north of the city, suffered a spectacular fall from the moving vehicle that caused his death, according to several acquaintances.
The holguinero Octavio Almaguer Ricardo, in his 50s, also died in an accident with his motorcycle last October. “It was almost dark, late at night, he had left the house to leave some friends at the entrance to the road. He took the pothole, was thrown and the motorcycle fell on him,” a person close to him reported to this newspaper. the victim.
Almaguer Ricardo, with a serious head injury and multiple leg fractures, was transferred to the provincial hospital of Holguín and underwent surgery, but nothing could be done to save his life.
Earlier this month, the National Road Safety Commission warned that during the past year 70% of Cuban provinces increased in accidents, due in part to an increase in motorcycles that can cause more traffic accidents.
The authorities once again attribute responsibility to the human factor, which is responsible for 94.2% of accidents while “only 5.8% was due to technical failure.” However, the error persists of ignoring that a modern vehicle and healthy roads minimize accidents and, consequently, victims.
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