The identity of the victims of the bus that overturned on the road to Pamplona is known

The identity of the victims of the bus that overturned on the road to Pamplona is known
The identity of the victims of the bus that overturned on the road to Pamplona is known

As the hours have passed, more details of the tragic accident that occurred on the night of Friday, June 21, on the roads of Norte de Santander have become known. The accident, in which a Copetran company bus was involved, left two people dead and another 29 injured.

This unfortunate event took place at kilometer 73 of the Pamplona-Cúcuta highway, specifically in the municipality of Pamplona, ​​when the driver of the bus, with plates WFG-775 that covered the Medellín-Cúcuta route, lost control of it and crashed. overturned sideways.

After the overturn, two of the passengers lost their lives. One of these people goes by the name of Liseth Patricia Pineda Vergel, who was trapped in the bus and as a result of the impact she suffered multiple traumas that caused her death at the scene. She was a resident of the El Páramo neighborhood of Villa del Rosario and the mother of a minor.

The other fatal victim is Juan Carlos González. He was also trapped between the cans of the bus. Personnel from the Traffic and Transportation Section of the Police were in charge of carrying out the inspection and removal of the bodies.

As for the 29 injured, it was known that 12 were evaluated and discharged at the scene, while 11 people were transferred to the San Juan de Dios Hospital, in Pamplona, ​​to receive immediate care. Three of these people had serious injuries and had to be sent to Cúcuta to receive specialized care.

“The patients treated came with multiple traumas caused by the impact. It should be noted that they have already been evaluated and are stable,” the hospital reported in a statement.

Major José Daniel Ortiz, Head of the Traffic Section, assured that the hypothesis would be an alleged excess of speed that would have caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle right on that curve, triggering the lateral rollover. Although they do not rule out microsleep either.

“The vehicle loses control, it turns on its right side, fortunately it does not fall into the precipice next to the road, it remains there on the road occupying part of a lane,” said Major Ortiz.

 
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