Four children, all members of the same family, were walking as usual in Medellín-Bogotá to go to the rural school La Josefina when an accident happened in San Luis, in Antioquia, which cost the lives of two of them. Microsleep would have been the cause of the tragedy.
Jaison Farley Ciro, 9 and his cousin Juan Esteban Ciro, 13, were walking with two other cousins at the rural school of La Josefina, in the municipality of San Luis, in the Antioquia region, when they were hit by a truck. road.-Bogotá road to Medellin.
Henrique Édison Suarez, mayor of the municipality, told Jaison and Juan Esteban that his cousin had died in an accident in San Luis.
“Unfortunately the younger Juan Esteban Ciro loses his life on the scene of the events. The other three minors were brought to the hospital where they received medical attention after the loss of life of Jaison Ciro,” he explained.
The truck that hit the children was driven by a 48-year-old and covered the route Bogotá-Medellín. The authorities ruled that the incident was due to a mechanical failure of the engine.
“Apparently, and one of the most powerful hypotheses is microsleep. Unfortunately, the driver of this vehicle loses control of it,” said Colonel Lamprea, director of traffic and transportation of the Police.
The tragic accident in San Luis draws attention to the danger to which students in this area are exposed; the boys who carry out their research have to travel dangerous and fast ways to sew on the Medellín-Bogotá road and, like Jaison and Juan Esteban, ending their lives.
“The children were in a very complex situation.” In addition, it is a great tragedy because there are four members of the family, so we feel sad,” said Yolima Pérez, a teacher in the institution.
As to the condition of the other minors, who went to San Luis, aged 10 and 6, Dr. Antonio Cruz, deputy manager of the General Hospital of Medellin, declared that the state of health “has enough, had. a very good development. Today (Friday) they woke up conscious, organized, stable. Some tests have already been ordered and exclude major fractures that endanger the lives of the children.
“In general, we can report good health“, he had explained.
He decided that “perhaps they will send him today. The girl has to wait for some complementary tests that we have done. We are all waiting for the review of the specifications to define the character.
And he said that the children are healthy, and will not have major complications in terms of their state of health.