The accident occurred at approximately 5:15 am, in Rodovia Sebastião Ferraz de Camargo Bentido (SP-250), 4 km away, in Cabo Bonito. According to the Military Military Road Police (PMR), the truck driver said he was driving towards Guapiara, and the minibus was passing in the eastern lane, when he felt a “strong impact” on the last semi-trailer.
The truck hit the back of a timber trailer, which was empty at the time of the accident. The PMR also reported that the truck driver took a breathalyzer test, and the result was negative for alcohol ingestion. The cause of the accident will be investigated.
A van from the health department in Abyei was transporting seven people and four died in the Cabao Bonito accident – Photo: Disclosure
According to the Abyei City Council, the victims were on their way to routine medical care, which will take place in the cities of Sorocaba, Salto and Ito. In total, in addition to the driver, there were six passengers, four women and two men.
Four deaths were confirmed at the scene. According to PMR, the bodies were taken to the Institute of Medico-Legal (IML) in Itapetininga. Two people were in serious condition, but in stable condition, and were sent to Santa Casa de Capao Bonito. An elderly man with minor injuries returned to Abyei.
An accident in Cabo Bonito involving a truck and a vehicle transporting patients from Abeiye – Photo: Disclosure
See who the victims are
- Reginaldo Pereira de Lima – driver, 42 years old
- Janis Dias dos Santos Cosmo – patient, 45 years old
- Gracie Aparecida in Pontes – sick, 30 years old
- Sarah Marceline dos Santos Franca – sick, 60 years old
Driver Reginaldo and four residents of Apia, Gracie, Janis and Sarah died in the Cabao Bonito accident – Photo: Engage/Appiines Braavos
- Vitorino Celestino de Pontes – sick, in serious condition, aged 85
- Maria de Fátima Gonçalves Santos – Companion of the patient, in serious condition, 64 years
- José Carlos das Santos – Patient’s companion, at home, 51
Jose Carlos was slightly injured and is now home; Maria de Fatima and Vittorino have been hospitalized in a serious but stable condition – Photo: Reproduction / Apiaienses Bravos
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