Highway death toll nearing 300

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PANAMA’S highway death toll is mounting at close to 40 a month with the total to date at 293, with a pregnant woman one of the latest to be killed by a passing car on Via Centenarrio  in the capital city.

The new total is 48 more than at the same period in 2015

According to statistics from the National Traffic Operations Management  253 men were killed and 39 women along with hundreds of injuries. many of them severe.

In 2015 there were a total of 335 dead male and 82 females  and the country is on track to far exceed the grim statistic with the months of November and December usually reaching a peak of accidents.