In a tragic accident that occurred yesterday, at kilometer 2073 of Route 40 – between Bariloche and Villa La Angostura – a van and a truck collided, leaving six people dead and at least four seriously injured. The last medical report revealed the severity of the injuries, and uncertainty is still growing about the evolution of the patients in the coming hours.
The accident took place on one of Route 40: one of the busiest roads in the region. The injured were immediately transferred to care centers in the Rio Negro city, where they are receiving medical care and studies.
One of the most critical cases is that of the van driver.. The patient was admitted with “severe cranial brain trauma, referred to the Sanatorio San Carlos,” as reported by Leonardo Gil, director of the local hospital in Bariloche. From the hospital, they assured that the condition is “serious” and that his prognosis is reserved. This morning, she was still in intensive care.
Another of the injured who was taken to the hospitala 40-year-old woman was admitted with chest trauma, possible cardiac contusion and clavicle fracture.. This Sunday, The victim was still in the Intensive Care Unit, where the Ramón Carrillo hospital team will monitor her closely.
On the other hand, at the Regional Private Hospital (HPR), A 71-year-old woman was treated with a hip fracture, who also suffered the consequences of the accident but is progressing favorably and out of danger. They trust in his recovery.
In addition to the wounded transported to Bariloche, The authorities reported that two other patients were referred to the San Martín de los Andes hospital for evaluation and tomography. One of them suffered facial trauma, while the second suffered apparently minor injuries.
At the Oscar Arraiz hospital in Villa La Angostura, A patient remains hospitalized after undergoing surgery as soon as he entered the healthcare center.