Bus Accident in Ecuador Leaves Four Dead and more than 30 Injured

The vehicle was overturned on the Princesa Toa road, in the Conocoto sector, with approximately 50 passengers. So far the causes of the accident are unknown.

At least four people died and another 31 were injured when a public service bus crashed in the area of ​​Conocoto, at the entrance to a valley near Quito, the Fire Department of the Ecuadorian capital reported today.

In a preliminary way, he explained that six of the patients are “in critical condition”.

The bus was overturned on the Princesa Toa highway, known as the Conocoto sector, with approximately 50 passengers and the causes of the incident are still unknown.

Over 20 firefighters, two rescue units, a van, an ambulance, a Task Force vehicle and a first response motorcycle arrived at the scene of the accident.

Traffic accidents in Ecuador leave more than 3,500 dead a year and in one of the most serious of 2018, occurred last August on the road that connects Quito with the tourist resort of Papallacta, there were 23 deaths and 22 injuries.

The loss of the Colombian license bus, without proper permits, with apparent mechanical failures and a driver allegedly without the proper papers, marked a week in which other accidents rounded a tragic scene that left about 40 dead.

According to statistics from the National Traffic Agency between 2016 and 2017, 56,560 accidents occurred, almost 80% of which were due to the negligence, recklessness or non-observance of road signs by drivers and pedestrians.

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