Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Roadside Deaths On the Rise

August 18, 2006

During the first seven months of this year, 518 Costa Ricans were hit and killed by cars on the country’s roads, marking 63 more of these deaths than during the same period last year, according to the daily Al Día.

Additionally, 922 people were taken to hospitals in delicate conditions from January to July.

Red Cross Assistant Director of Operations Jorge Rovira told the daily these numbers are “worrisome.”

“Even with all the prevention campaigns, people think ‘this doesn’t have to do with me’,” Rovira said. “On the streets, people play with life as if it were Russian roulette.”

Carelessness, speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol are among the leading causes of deadly road accidents, the daily reported.

 

You may be interested

CureVac launches second stage of vaccine clinical trials in Peru and Panama
News
21358 views
News
21358 views

CureVac launches second stage of vaccine clinical trials in Peru and Panama

AFP - September 30, 2020

The German pharmaceutical company CureVac announced that it has started Phase 2 clinical trials of its experimental vaccine against Covid-19,…

Costa Rica mired in difficult internal negotiations regarding agreement with IMF
Costa Rica
901 views
Costa Rica
901 views

Costa Rica mired in difficult internal negotiations regarding agreement with IMF

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - September 30, 2020

Costa Rica is immersed in difficult internal negotiations as it seeks an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Tuesday, September 29
Costa Rica
5580 views
Costa Rica
5580 views

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Tuesday, September 29

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 29, 2020

Costa Rica announced 19 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 880, according to official data…