10 aprill 2012
Inhapim - An accident with a bus of Transportation Brothers, Caratinga, killed three people on the morning of Tuesday (10), the LMG-823, the access road to Saint Dominic of Sorrows, near Inhapim. The Mercedes Benz buses, year 1995, plates GPN-6010, a Director Pena, who left St. Sebastian's Anta around 7:15 a.m. bound for Inhapim, fell on a curve after leaving brake marks on the track.
The driver Edmilson Lucio Costa, the conductor and the passenger Vagne Hélia Lucia Ferreira da Costa, died on the spot. The conductor had the legs cut off from the knee down. Helia had his head severed from the body. According to reports from passengers, the driver had lost control and the bus overturned.
They were taken to the hospital Caratinga 28 injured survivors, of whom eight were released until the close of this report yesterday afternoon. For Márcio Cunha Hospital, Ipatinga, 24 passengers were sent, with no record of serious condition.
Maria Gomes said he "saw death up close"
According to the company Two Brothers, there were 44 bus tickets in the box. The company also denied that there was overcrowding in the vehicle, divergent information in relation to the wounded in hospitals accounted for by the report of Inhapim, Caratinga and Ipatinga.
The farmer Geraldo Magela de Oliveira says that the vehicle was overcrowded, and passing through a curve, a sharp fall, could not resist the inclination and the driver lost control. Have the passenger Ana Maria Gomes reports that took a big scare. "It was horrible. The feeling is that death came. We were lucky, "she said.
This is from our local newspaper.
We face a local problem, but with implications for state, federal and even international, because the problems end up being the same.
There is great difficulty in local systems of care offered to the preventive measures of such events.
Accidents with multiple victims are also the point of an iceberg of traffic problems that occur in our region.
Measures of emergency and urgent care of victims are taken, but there are lessons that we have to learn!
The power of surveillance violence or traffic safety must be fed and preventive actions should be put in motion.