Almendrón and motorcycle crash leaves one dead and one injured in Guantánamo

Almendrón and motorcycle crash leaves one dead and one injured in Guantánamo
Almendrón and motorcycle crash leaves one dead and one injured in Guantánamo

A traffic accident that occurred this Sunday in Guantanamo It left one person dead and another injured after the collision between an almendrón and a motorcycle in the town of San Antonio del Sur.

“Loma de Mariana, San Antonio del Sur, Guantánamo,” reported a user from the Facebook group ‘Buses & Truck Accidents’ who shared a photograph of the accident, in which the damage caused to both vehicles could be seen.

Screenshot Facebook / Bus & Truck Accidents

In the comments to the publication, the user identified as Yanier Regueiferos Rosadostated that the accident had claimed the life of one person and another had been taken to hospital to treat their injuries.

“One died, the other was transferred to the general hospital in Guantánamo,” said Regueiferos Rosado, who – according to his Facebook profile – works in the Integrated Medical Emergency System (SIUM) of that province.

This editorial team contacted Regueiferos Rosado to expand details of what happened, but at the time of writing this note they had not received a response. The event has not been reported by the official media, nor has it raised any comments from the authorities.

The Central Highway of Cuba crosses the municipality of San Antonio del Sur, which has a population of 25,880 inhabitants (2017) and is very close to Sabanalamar beach and east of the Guantánamo Naval Base.

Crashes between American-made 1950s cars (known as “almonds“) and motorcycles often leave motorcyclists badly injured. Known for their heavy metal bodies, impacts with almonds usually leave major damage to other vehicles.

However, the crash that occurred in San Antonio del Sur left traces of a strong impact on the body of the almendrón, an indicator of the severity of the accident.

At the beginning of last December, The drivers of two electric motorcycles had to be hospitalized after suffering injuries, presumably serious, when hitting an almendrón in Havana.

Days before, A motorcyclist was left in serious condition after colliding with an almendrón at the traffic light at 114 and 59, in Marianao, Havana.

The same thing happened with a young motorcyclist seriously injured after crashing in Havana with a car from the 50s, in the neighborhood of La Palma, in Marianao.

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