Business cases registered near the Arnulfo Briceño bowl in Cúcuta. /Photo: Archive La Opinion
On the cell phone
The main distraction for drivers is mobile phones or different electronic devices used in vehicles.
Looking while driving for cell phone service has become, among others, the biggest cause of traffic accidents.
But talking to other vehicle owners or having tinted windows, dolls and other items hidden inside the car trigger the dangers of causing a distraction that can end the lives of other road users.
In some cases
Then the event that caused the death of two-year-old Yoxiel Oliveri, recently a 24-year-old boy in the intensive care unit after a high-end driver hit him in the Santa Rosa region. files
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Six seconds passed from the moment the driver tried to cross the road when the motorcyclists who were traveling in the direction of Los Patios collided.
One suffered a broken leg, and the other a blunt blow on the head, which brought him to death.
“This is clear evidence that drivers are easily distracted and inattentive to their surroundings. People go in vans and do not pay attention to other users and this leads to great dangers,” said a resident of the area.
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This is clearly the point of Los Patios “death sector” due to constant accidents, in addition to the lack of traffic lights, which has been urgently requested from the Mayor’s Office of this municipality.
José Benito Buitrago Velásquez was one of the most recent victims in the midst of the unrest that cost him his life.
At 7:35 in the morning of February, when riding a Yamaha motorcycle, license plate MSJ-55G, collided with a truck belonging to a transport company, parked on the side of the road.
The motorcycle hit the first signs, license plate XVV-388, on one side, so passers-by and merchants noticed the crash when they saw the victim fall in the middle of the road.
We heard the commotion, and when the helmet fell on the road, we immediately went out to see what had happened, and saw him lying there. He screamed alone, that is why the explanation cannot be found, because he did not come at a high speed”, the witness explained.
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The employees of the commercial establishment helped the motorcycle and immediately asked for an ambulance to arrive at the scene, so Buitrago was quickly taken to the clinic, where he died hours later.
However, it was discovered that José Buitrago was carrying a bag of meat between his legs, in the midst of distraction and attention, so that the bag did not fall to the ground, he did not notice that the cart was placed in place. from the side of the road, and they ended as far as the front.
The lawyer Juan Carlos Avilán insisted that the action is the most dangerous action if it is not considered conscious and deserves all the attention, since through his research it was found that negligence leaves families without their own in five seconds. loved ones