Elizabeth Rodriguez Lezama
Eight people were killed and nine injured, three minors and five women, all migrants, in an accident that occurred Friday night on the Mexico-Veracruz highway in the Azumbilla-El Seco section.
It turned out that the accident was caused by over speeding the van, Chevrolet, license plate DNY-757-D; Everything indicated that the driver lost control of the steering wheel when he reached a place called “La Herradura del Diablo” or “Cuestasilla”, where the vehicle overturned.
Six people died on the spot in the accident, while two others died at Tehuacan General Hospital, where doctors did everything possible to save their lives.
The unit had 17 people traveling from Nicaragua, Venezuela, Colombia and Cuba; Their goal was to cross the border into the United States. It is known that most were women.
Various aid corporations from Tehuacan, Esperanza and Canada Morelos came to the scene to provide assistance. While reviewing the people, they realized that six no longer had vital signs, requesting the presence of the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE).
Elements of Nicolas Bravo, Canada Morelos and Esperanza’s Municipal Police also responded to the call, as well as the State Police and National Guard, who cordoned off the area and closed the highway to its two lanes, to avoid more accidents. . site.
A search of the data on the vehicle revealed that the van had a report of theft from the 2nd of this month, a criminal act committed in the state of Chiapas, so far it is unknown whether the driver was among the injured or if managed to escape.
The bodies of three minors, including one barely a year old; Also the women who died at the accident site were transferred, as unknown persons, to the municipality of Ciudad Cerdan.
In the list of injured are 7-year-old Adrix, who suffered a facial injury on his left side, 14-year-old Samantha, whose health is said to be critical due to a traumatic brain injury, there are other women whose names have not been disclosed. . , a 31-year-old, with spinal cord trauma; There is also a 23-year-old girl with prostatic low back pain, another 30-year-old with polycontusion and frontal hematoma, a minor under 5 years old with polycontusion and a 40-year-old woman with post-traumatic low back pain. . In Palmar de Bravo, 40-year-old Carmen Laguna was hospitalized, also with multiple injuries.