A tragedy struck Villa Gobernador Gálvez, in the province of Santa Fe, on Monday. A trailer truck rammed seven carsand a motorcycle that were stopped at a traffic light. According to the driver, the vehicle ran out of brakes. One woman died in hospital after being rushed by helicopter.
The accident was recorded by security cameras, which showed how at 13.03 on Monday the large vehicle and five axes could not stop the march when it reached the corner of General López and San Martín Avenue, an area of intense traffic just on the northern border of the town with Rosario.
Out of control, the truck rear-ended eight vehicles that were stopped, waiting to merge onto San Martin Avenue. As a result of the accident, four people were injured and one woman lost her life.
The deceased, whose identity was not disclosed, was the driver of a motorcycle. She died around 15 p.m., after being hospitalized in serious condition at the Clemente Álvarez Hospital (HECA), spokesmen for the Rosario medical center reported.
A trailer truck rammed seven cars in Villa Gobernador Gálvez: one woman died after the crash.
"The driver was in shock, pitiful, seeing what had happened. He said he had run out of brakes. The tour ends by impacting with a cement column of the city's cooperative," explained Raúl Domínguez, secretary of Urban Control of Villa Gobernador Gálvez, in dialogue with TN.
Police sources added that the truck, which was loaded with bags of cement, "also gained momentum when descending from Circunvalación Avenue."
The most seriously injured were traveling on the motorcycle that participated in the accident. The driver lost her life due to multiple injuries, after being evacuated by medical helicopter to the HECA Hospital in Rosario. Meanwhile, his companion is hospitalized in serious condition, with a broken lower limb and polytrauma of the thorax, said the local official.
Three other people were slightly injured. The truck driver received initial cures at the scene and was then taken "as a precaution" to the police station.
In addition to the damage to parked vehicles and injuries, the truck also collapsed a column of public lighting, which caused the power cut to a neighborhood sector of the area.
"A year ago there was a similar accident, although of lesser magnitude: a flat without brake rammed two vehicles stopped at the traffic light," Dominguez recalled.
With information from Télam