collision between an overloaded vehicle and a heavy goods vehicle kills at least 15 people

collision between an overloaded vehicle and a heavy goods vehicle kills at least 15 people

collision between an overloaded vehicle and a heavy goods vehicle kills at least 15 people

“We believe there were 27 passengers in the SUV which hit a semi-trailer full of gravel,” said a hospital official.

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collision between an overloaded vehicle and a heavy goods vehicle kills at least 15 people

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Posted the 03/02/2021 20:55

Update the 03/02/2021 9:02 PM

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A collision between a vehicle crowded with passengers and a heavy truck left at least fifteen dead on Tuesday, March 2 in southern California (United States), announced a hospital which received some of the victims of the accident . “We believe there were 27 passengers in the SUV which crashed into a semi-trailer full of gravel”, said Judy Cruz, head of emergencies at the El Centro medical center, near the Mexican border. According to her, at least 14 passengers died at the crash site and another after being taken to her hospital, where six other people were admitted to the emergency room.

At least five other victims of the collision, which occurred in circumstances still undetermined, were evacuated by helicopter to other hospitals in the region, said Judy Cruz during a press briefing broadcast on the internet.

According to a member of the California highway police, Jack Sanchez, interviewed by the daily USA Today (link in English), the SUV involved in the accident is a Ford Expedition, a model which, according to the manufacturer’s website, can accommodate a maximum of eight passengers.

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