Three dead when a tourist car falls off a bridge in Sancti Spíritus

Three dead when a tourist car falls off a bridge in Sancti Spíritus

HAVANA, February 2. Cuban authorities identified this Thursday the three fatal victims of a spectacular traffic accident that occurred this Thursday mornings when a tourist car fell off a bridge in the province of Sancti Spíritus.

The deceased were Ariesky Duanes Marty (40 years old) and Yunitza Cueto Peláez (38), both residents of the Florida municipality, Camagüey, and Pedro Ezequiel Vasallo Valdés (43), who was the driver of the vehicle and had an official address in San José de Las Lajas, Mayabeque, the Escambray newspaper reported.

The Ministry of the Interior (Minint) in Sancti Spíritus indicated that the tragic event occurred this Thursday morning at Kilometer 323 of the National Highway, a section belonging to Cabaiguán. A young man identified as Yoan Wilfredo Cabrera Sardiña is the only survivor of this event and is currently hospitalized without danger to life.

“He was immediately transferred to the Camilo Cienfuegos General Hospital in the provincial capital; he remains admitted as a stable poly contusion patient, but his seriousness is not reported,” the information states.

He details that the injured man “does not present any other type of complications, he has no rib fractures, only some incised wounds due to the trauma.”

Three dead when a tourist car falls off a bridge in Sancti Spíritus

The Minint is working to determine the causes of the incident. However, he points out that it possibly occurred after the loss of control of the AEOLUS model car.

It was a Tourism car with license plate number 037972 that had left Camagüey and was heading to the west of the island.

The vehicle hit the bridge that separates the two lanes of the highway before falling into the river.

Several experts participated in the assistance and rescue efforts of the bodies and the survivors.

The published images show that the car was removed from the river with the help of a crane.

Neighbors of the victims stated that the municipality of Florida is mourning this unfortunate event.

Recently, three other people died in a traffic accident that also involved an Aeolus rental car for tourism, which according to some complaints does not have good stability.

On that occasion, the car crashed into a tree in the Ciénaga de Zapata Municipality.

Several Cubans assured on that occasion that the Dongfeng Aeolus YIXUAN brand cars, acquired by the regime last February to rent to tourists, have turned out bad: they look like beer cans and have no stability, they said.