On the night between Monday July 25 and Tuesday July 26 armed bandits caused a major road accident in the area of "Pon Kayiman", "gran simitye" in Petit-Goave. This took place after a vehicle loaded with passenger was taken into an ambush as the driver was attempting to find his way out of a barricade on the road with. It was reported that one of gang members shot the tire of the bus, causing it to to fall into the river. Immediately after the accident, two of the passengers died and over 30 who were injured were taken to a nearby hospital. It was reported later that one of the injured individuals passed away, bringing the final death toll to 3
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Here is a picture of the road accident resulting in Four commandos suspected in Commissariat attack were found dead.
On Tuesday, May 16, 2016, about 50 gunmen wearing faded green uniforms that appeared to be from Haiti's disbanded military, attacked the Les Cayes police station. They killed one police officer (Tisson Jean-Pierre) and wounded at least two others before fleeing. The assailants ransacked the police station, stole guns and tortured the police officers. When they tried to escape in a white van, it swerved off a road and tumbled into a ravine, killing three of the attackers. One of them was killed earlier during a shootout with officers in the police station. Three of the attackers were arrested. One of the arrested attackers has linked former Senator Guy Philippe with this attack. Philippe is a former Tonton Macoutes leader, suspended Haitian Police Chief, and a presidential candidate (Front for National Reconstruction, a guerrilla group). Guy Philippe has a longstanding arrest warrant of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency over charges of cocaine smuggling and money laundering, and the Human Rights Watch has accused him of extrajudicial killings.
Traffic Safety and Road condition in Haiti
Traffic and road conditions in Haiti differ significantly from most other countries. Its road situations are better described as chaotic. Traffic bound roads are mostly shared by pedestrians and street vendors. Drivers use the side of the road, whichever is open to them and very few are aware of traffic rules and methods of signaling. Roads and lanes are rarely marked with traffic signs. There are very few operational traffic signs and lights. Detailed and accurate maps are hardly available. Huge potholes may instigate drivers to execute dangerous and unpredictable maneuvers in heavy traffic. Public transport is poor, marked taxis are almost nonexistent. People primarily depend on "tap-taps" that run on regular routes. A handful of public buses ply in the capital. Avoid open vehicles without seat belts, never ride motorcycle without helmet. Beware of small animals crossing the roads. Driving in Haiti calls for a lot of attention and patience.
Here is something to think about, at least 2 people are dead and 10 people are injured on Haiti roads every day.
Delmas commune was chosen to commemorate World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Agencies present included Office of Vehicle Insurance, the police, and Civil Protection Directorate. National Ambulance Center, Handicap International, Red Cross, and USAID were also there to educate everyone how to drive safely on public roads.
Statistics reveal road accidents cause two deaths and 10 injured each day. An awareness campaign will instruct drivers on driver safety when on public roads.
A major accident took place on August, 15, 2015 somewhere not far from the city of Cap-Haitian. It was reported that 17 passengers are dead.
A truck filled with vendors on their way to market in Bonay Dugal was overturned when a motorbike taxi nearly collided with the van. Civil Protection reported a death toll of 18, with 28 sustaining injuries, 13 of them seriously wounded.
President Martelly expressed sympathy to victims' families. He is asking for an investigation to find out what led to the crash. He urged drivers to be aware of traffic and drive safely.
One of the most terrible car accident took place today in Haiti. A bus overturned in Morne Tapion, near the town of Petit Goave in Haiti, killing at least 23 people.
It has been reported that the accident happened as a result of break problem with the car. The bus was traveling from the town of Chamberlain to Port-au-Prince, carrying several passengers.
Gin yon akcidan grav ki rive nan rout Chamberlain / Port-au-Prince. O mwen 23 krityen vivan mouri nan akcidan sa. Te gin yon kantite de moun ki te kole anba machin lan, yo raporte
This is quite a sad story. A Haitian family in Long Island is going through one of the terrible tragedies. In a car accident that took place last Saturday, a mother, grandmother and her three children were killed in in a car crash as they were on the way home from a family party.
Police reported all five people died including Myriam Lebrun, Lebrun's mother Moise Yolande, three children: Marcus Jeanty, 14, Marcel Jeanty, 9, and Kayla Jeanty, 8
three children in a fiery car crash Saturday night in Babylon, Long Island, police said. Myriam Lebrun, 37, of Brooklyn, was driving west on the Southern State Parkway with her three children and their grandmother, when the car veered off the highway between exits 38 and 39, state police said.
On Saturday, October 6, 2014 the funeral for the 5 family members killed in Southern State crash. Hundreds of mourners watched as five coffins carrying five members of a single family that were killed in a crash on the Southern State out of St. Martha's Catholic Church
Mourners stand outside St. Martha's Catholic Church in Uniondale on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, as coffins are carried out after a funeral service for five family members from Brooklyn that were killed in a crash on the Southern State
Thirty sever year old Myriam Lebrun, along with her mother and her three children died on August 23, 2014 in a car accident after leaving a family gathering in Brentwood, New York
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Samedi ki te 6 Septemb, 2014, anpil Ayisyen nan New York te asiste avek tristes, fineray 5 moun nan yon sel fanmiy ki te mouri nan akcidan machin nan. Yon maman, manman li ake twa ti moun li, yo tout te pedi lavi yo nan yon kokin akcidan yo te fet nan machin yo 23 Out 2014. Myriam Lebrun ki te ginyin 37 ane, manman li Yolande Moise ki te gin 68 an, twa pitit li: Marcus Jeanty, 14 an, Marcel Jeanty, 9 an, et Kayla Jeanty, 8 an, pedi lavi yo.
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Here is a picture of the Haitian woman who was truck and killed immediately in New York following a car accident.
The 41 year old Marise Clerveau was involved in a fatal car accident as she was on her way to go to work. She was running to catch a bus as she did not want to be late for work and was dead as a result.
According to Radio Caraibes, the journbalist Valery Numa of Vision 200 is involved in a major car accident. The report stated that he was in a coma and badly injured.
After more than 17 years as a journalist and 10 years in Viision 2000, Valery Numa decided to call it quit. He returned to his birth place in Camp-Perrin where he owned his own radio station station Platinum.