THE DEATH of 28-year-old Gobel Mosquera, after being struck by a pickup truck on Friday, November 10 brought highway fatalities in Panama this year to 355 in 314 days according to the National Traffic Operations Office (DNOT).
The accident happened in front of Centennial Plaza at 3.30 p.m. Mosquera was treated by paramedics and transferred to Santo Tomás Hospital, where he died a few minutes after arrival.
Earlier in the week, another accident led to the death of an unborn baby. Joselyn Franco, 20, who was pregnant was traveling in a sedan when it was struck by a pickup on Avenida La Amistad, in Panama City
She was transferred urgently to the Dr. Arnulfo Arias Madrid Hospital Complex, where an emergency caesarean section was performed. The baby died in intensive care.
The sedan driver was hospitalized with serious injuries, the pickup driver had minor bruises.
Another accident victim is in critical condition in Santo Tomás after being hit by a car while trying to cross Avenida de los Mártires near a pedestrian walkover at 1. a.m. on Friday.