First events of 2022 marked by traffic accidents, run over, gunshot wounds and several deaths

A strange incident occurred when a man who was walking on the bridge of the overpass in Tikal Futura fell into the void and hit a vehicle that was circulating in that sector.

Amílcar Montejo, Emetra spokesman, reported that the man hit the front glass of the vehicle, being seriously injured by the blows suffered.

After the incident, the pedestrian and the driver of the vehicle were taken to a hospital to be treated, while the authorities proceeded to remove the car that was severely damaged.

Traffic accidents

In other reported traffic events, a car was destroyed after hitting a tree on the San Juan road and 17 avenue in zone 7.

Volunteer firefighters transferred the driver with fractures to both legs to a health center.

Also, in the 7th. Avenue and 6a. Calle Zona 9, there was a traffic accident that involved three vehicles, reported Volunteer Firefighters.

The drivers were treated, who presented chest pain and were not transferred to any healthcare center.

Municipal firefighters went to 15 avenue and 15 street in zone 6 due to alert calls that reported a traffic accident where a motorcycle passenger died and the driver was transferred in a delicate condition to the San Juan de Dios General Hospital.

Armed attacks and deaths

In the 5th. av. and 18 calle de la Colonia 1ro. de Julio, zone 5 of Mixco, reported a 20-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his legs, reported Volunteer Firefighters, who transferred him to a health center.

On the other hand, in the 6th. Avenida y 26 Calle Zona 3, one person was wounded by a bullet, and personnel from the Municipal Fire Department provided pre-hospital assistance and transferred her to the emergency room at the San Juan de Dios General Hospital.

Gunshot wounds were taken to medical centers. (Free Press Photo: Volunteer Firefighters)

In another event, in Calle Real de Pastores Sacatepéquez, a bus attendant was injured when he was attacked with a knife, reported Departmental Municipal Firefighters, who transferred him to the National Hospital of Antigua.

At Kilometer 13 of the Route to Santa Lucía los Ocotes, Zone 25 City, two people were found dead showing signs of violence, reported Municipal Firefighters.

A couple was located in the bushes. (Free Press Photo: Municipal Firefighters)

At the entrance to the Aldea las Vaca Zona 16 cemetery, they located a dead man as a result of several gunshot wounds.

At Kilometer 46 on the road that leads from Palín to Escuintla, Volunteer Firefighters located on the side of the road the lifeless body of a man with a plastic bag over his head.

In the 7th. Av. And 9a. Zone 1 street of Villa de Mixco, the lifeless body of a man was found on the public highway, the cause of his death being unknown.

In the departments

The Guatemalan Red Cross reports several incidents in the last hours of 2021 that have left people injured by firearms, as well as people with blows from car accidents.

On the road to Purulhá, Baja Verapaz, there was an accident that left three adults and a minor with minor injuries. While a person was run over in the southern outskirts of Cobán, Alta Verapaz, and resulted in “multiple traumas,” the rescuers reported.

In zone 4 of the same Altaverapanse city there was a fight that left a man wounded with a knife.

In the village of San Luis, the departmental capital of Retalhuleu, there was an armed attack that resulted in several injuries to a man who was taken to the National Hospital.

Finally, in Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango, another person was run over and from the impact was thrown into a hollow where the municipal garbage dump works, was rescued by rescuers and taken to a health center.

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