At least three injured in traffic accident in Yateras, Guantánamo

One of the injured is 17 years old.

Ambulancia en Guantánamo (Imagen de referencia) © Facebook/Miguel Noticias
Ambulance in Guantánamo (Reference image) Photo © Facebook/Miguel Noticias

At least three people, including a minor, were injured in a car accident that occurred in the municipality Palenque de Yateras, in the province of Guantánamo, as reported on social networks by journalist Miguel Reyes.

"After communication with the Provincial Health Directorate, we learned that all those involved in the accident remain well;
There are two green codes and one yellow",Indian Kings on Facebook.

One of those injured in the incident (Twitter/Guantánamo Municipality General Health Directorate)

They mean that two of the injured were classified as "minor emergencies" (code green) and one was an "emergency" (code yellow).

The aforementioned source specified that a 17-year-old patient involved in the accident "remains stable and is not in danger of life."

Facebook screenshot/Miguel News

In the comments section, dozens of Internet users wished a speedy recovery for the injured.

A first publication on Twitter from the General Directorate of Health of this territory had indicated that The Integrated Medical Emergency System (SIUM) of the province had transferred and rescued patients with multiple traumas, but had not specified the number of injuries.

So far, no other details have been released about the circumstances under which the accident occurred or whether only one or more vehicles were involved.

Road accidents of all kinds have not let up on Cuban roads since the beginning of the year, following the same trend that already marked 2023.

Last year729 people lost their lives in Cuba as a result of traffic accidents. The authorities counted 8,556 road accidents that left 5,938 injured.

The human factor was responsible for 91% of these events, the authorities said.

At least “60% of accidents, 48% of deaths and 66% of injuries were caused bynot paying attention to vehicle control and not respecting the right of way"said Colonel Roberto Rodríguez, head of the Specialized Traffic Body of the General Directorate of the National Revolutionary Police (PNR).

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