The former Minister of Public Health and Population between 1999-2001 and the former president of the Haitian Red Cross in Haiti, Dr. Michaëlle Amédée Gédéon died hours after a vehicle hit her car. She was returning from the Grand'Anse Department.
Dr. Michaëlle Amédée Gédéon was rushed to a hospital in Les Cayes, but she was not able to receive proper emergency care. She was then transported to Bernard Mevs Hospital where she actually passed away.
Isn't It Ironic to see that someone who has worked all her life protecting the life of others ended up dead due to a lack of care.
A major road accident occurred on Saturday in Cavaillon. A truck crashed against a wall due to break failure. It took the lives of 12 people, over 30 were severely injured. The injured were taken to the hospital in Les Cayes for treatment.
Was this an accident? At least this is what the people and the Haitian authorities present at the scene stated.
To be honest with you, this was not an accident. Maybe by saying that it was an accident, it removes the responsibility from those who are in fact responsible and should be paying the consequences for death of 12 people and the medical cost of over 30 more.
On the night of Friday, May 6 to Saturday, May 7, there was a major accident in Coupe à Limbé involving two semi trucks. The first truck was trying to avoid another broken truck hit the second one that was overloaded with mainly Madan Sara with their merchandises. A total of 12 passengers were confirmed dead and many more injured.
The injured were transported hospitals in Quartier Morin and Milot. Due to the ongoing strike, the injured people could not be transported Justinian Hospital in Cap-Haitien
On Chrismas day, December 25, a major road accident in Fond des Negres took the lives of 12 people, including three small babies. It happened around 8:00AM when a bus lost control of its break engaged in a head on collision with a minibus coming in direction of Les Irois in direction to Port-au-Prince. Most of the people died instantly, some, on their way to Hospital Armee du Salut and Sainte Therese
Plis pase 12 moun mouri nan aksidan Machin nan Fond des Negres
Jou Nwèl, 25 desanm, te gin yon gwo aksidan sou wout nan Fond des Negres ki te pran lavi 12 moun, ki gen ladan twa ti bebe piti. Li te rive bò 8:00 AM lè yon otobis pèdi kontwòl, li yo angaje nan yon kolizyon tèt a tèt ak yon Minibuss ki te ap vini nan direksyon Les Irois pou al Pòtoprens. Pifò nan moun yo te mouri imedyatman, kèk, sou wout pou ale nan Lopital Arme du Salut ak Sainte Therese
We just learned that there was a major truck accident that took place Near Quartier-Morin. So far authorities have counted 17 dead .
We also learned the accident was caused as the driver was trying to avoid colliding with a motorcycle. As it turned out, the three individuals on the motorcycle are fine; however 17 passengers inside of the truck were killed.
Vendors aboard a truck, on their way to market their goods, were involved in an accident Saturday morning. They were enroute from Saint-Raphael when a motorcycle crossed their path, forcing the driver to swerve, causing the truck to over-turn. It happened close to Cap-Haitian. Of those passengers inside the truck, 18 died, while 28 sustained injuries, some of a serious nature.
From statistics gathered over the past almost decade and a half, the charge can be laid at the feet of speed and phone usage for the amount of road accidents on Haitian streets. This information comes from the Office Of Vehicle Insurance Against Third (OAVCT). Another factor of the number of road casualties and fatalities was attributed to passengers not wearing seat belts.
Haitian traffic laws are not conclusive enough to deal with the problems. For instance, while there is a law against driving under the influence of alcohol, it fails to say what is the acceptable blood alcohol level. Also, while urban areas are governed by a speed limit, rural drivers are only restricted when there is a sign indicating a speed limit. There is also no law enforcing that children be seated in child seats while in a vehicle, and traffic police find it very difficult to enforce seat belt laws. These lapses in the reach of the law allows for high numbers of accidents on Haitian roads.
Here are some pictures taken during the National funeral in Champ-de-Mars for the victims of the Kanaval accident in February, 2015. Many artists toot the podium to express their feeling about the accident.
Se pa de ni twa moun ki te ginyin sou Chanmas, jodi Samdi sa pou fineray Nasyonal sa ke yo te fe pou tout victim aksidan kanaval la.
Haitian President Martelly, Prime Minister Paul, and other senior government officials were present at the state funeral of 17 victims, who died as a result of either being shocked, or trampled on during day two of a Carnival parade on Rue Capois. Paul declared three days of national mourning that ended with the funeral.
On February 17, 2015, at 2:48 A.M, during the celebration of high spirited three day carnival festival "Nou Tout Se Ayiti" (we are all Haitians), when a carnival float hit a power line, 17 people were killed and in an ensuing panic more than 76 people were injured of stampede. According to the witness, when a musical float was passing below an overhead power line in the downtown of the Haitian capital, someone on the float used a pole to move a live power line out of the way so that the float could pass under it. Some of the victims were immediately electrocuted in a flash of sparks. 'Amateur Video' has posted a video recording of the incident on YouTube which shows that the electric cable caught the head of a singer from the hip-hop band 'Barikad Crew' while their float was passing the presidential stand packed with spectators. The Barikad Crew float was one of the 16 participants in the downtown Carnival parade. Their lead singer Daniel "Fantom" Darinus who was performing on the float was the first victim who ran into the power line. The accident immediately knocked Darinus unconscious and triggered a chaotic stampede. Seventeen people were killed and 76 were injured, including Darinus. However, most of those killed were trampled to death as the crowd surged away from the Carnival float.
There will be a national Funeral this Saturday, February 21, 2015 to honor all those who died this morning during the Carnival accident. Following the official three day Kanaval, Haiti will begin a 72 hours of morning, starting on Wednesday. All flags will fly half staff.
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Gouvernman Martelly decrete Samedi sa kap vini-an komm yon jou kote yo prale bay tout moun ki te mouri nan akcidan sa yon Fineray nasyonal. An plis, Gouvenman decrete yon 72 heur de deuil Nasyonal a parti de Mercredi les sand
It has been reported that a major accident took place on the road in Haiti on Saturday. A member of the Haitian Chamber of Deputies was involved in a road accident where his car crashed into a transport van, causing 13 death and 10 injuries.
The accident took place in Pont Sonde. The name of the member of Haitian Chamber of Deputies was not released by the Police, however, the media was informed that he was not among the dead. The Deputy suffered chest injury and was taken to a hospital near by.
According to the Police officer present at the accident scene, many people were seriously injured. It was also reported that a two month old and his mother were among the dead in Pont Sonde.
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