Truck Crash in Trinidad Hills Leaves One Dead, Another Injured

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 by Isabella Rojas

Truck Crash in Trinidad Hills Leaves One Dead, Another Injured
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One person died and another was injured after a tanker truck lost control and crashed in a mountainous area of Trinidad, located in Sancti Spíritus.

Details of the road accident were shared on the Facebook group “Accidentes Buses & Camiones por más experiencia y menos víctimas!” The incident occurred this Tuesday on a hill known as La Raspadura, in the La Ceiba community.

Locals familiar with the truck occupants confirmed that the driver’s assistant died in the crash, while the driver sustained injuries. However, at the time of publishing, the driver’s health status remains unclear. The deceased was a resident of the rural community of La Güira and was described as “a great person” by a user.

The tanker truck, as seen in the accompanying photo, was completely destroyed after veering off the road and falling into what appears to be a ravine. The cause of the crash and other details of the tragic accident have not been disclosed.

Traffic accidents continue to plague Cuban roads and streets since the beginning of 2024, following the trend from the previous year.

Last Saturday, another accident in Sancti Spíritus province left three people injured when a bus overturned and ended up off the road while traveling between the provincial capital and the fishing community of Tunas de Zaza.

In 2023, a total of 729 people lost their lives due to road accidents in Cuba, while 5,938 were injured. According to authorities, 8,556 traffic incidents occurred, with human error being responsible for 91% of these events.

Key Questions About Road Accidents in Cuba

Given the ongoing issue of traffic accidents in Cuba, here are some important questions and answers that provide more insight into the situation.

What are the main causes of traffic accidents in Cuba?

According to authorities, human error is responsible for 91% of traffic accidents in Cuba.

How many traffic accidents occurred in Cuba in 2023?

In 2023, there were 8,556 traffic incidents reported in Cuba.

How many fatalities resulted from traffic accidents in Cuba in 2023?

In 2023, 729 people died due to traffic accidents in Cuba.

Where did the recent tanker truck accident occur?

The recent tanker truck accident occurred on a hill known as La Raspadura, in the La Ceiba community of Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus.

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