Haiti truck accident in Morne Tapion, at least 27 people dead and 40 others injured

A truck accident took place late on Saturday afternoon. The truck was carrying small retail traders, many of them women, tipped over near Morne Tapion. At least 27 people were confirmed dead and 40 others injured. It was reported that many were crushed to death. The injured individuals were taken to Notre-Dame de Petit-Goave hospital.


According to Haitian authority, the truck's breaks failed in the hills close to the town of Petit Goave.

"What else is new"

Doesn't that just get you every few days, you hear the same thing: " Another car accident in Haiti, 10 dead, Car accident in Haiti, 8 dead, Haiti traffic accident, 20 dead.

Is there a solution for our beloved country of Haiti?

Unfortunately, fatal traffic accident is yet another thing that keeps coming back over and over again in Haiti. No one is protected.

I have the biggest question of all and I think this will revolutionize the the entire argument: "What Are We Going to Do About It?"

Are we waiting for the next big accident or are we going to be for once "Responsible" and take our destiny into our own hands?

To tell you the truth, I am just sick and tired of these ongoing crisis that could have been easily prevented.

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Harold Rocourt says...

In Haiti, now, can we talk about democratic State, or anarchist State.

Let's forget for one moment the policic which is on radio, TV, newspapers everyday, and let's think for one moment, about LIFE. If nobody needs a driver's license to drive a car,, a special license to drive a heavy truck and there is no place to inspect the condition of these vehicules and the qualification of the one who is driving, what meant Police National?

We are under occupation:Do those strangers care about a haitian life> Haitians themselves, do they care????.

So, where are we

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Jbernard says...

I am sorry to hear that. I can tell you the only way the government can resolve this problem is to have TRUCK STOPS along the way as we have here in the US. Last summer my cousin, brother and I were in Haiti.

We went to Jacmel on the way back, the brakes became very week. Going up is not the problem obviously.

You see, when you coming back down because it's all hills you have no choice but to apply the brakes about 90% of the time. So, to say the least, the brakes became too hot causes it not to work. It happened to my brother again a month ago. So what he did is cool of the brakes with water on the way back down. As soon As you get down to the flat surface the brakes are fine. That was my personal experience...

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Poujeole Paulemon says...

I think the haitian Gorvernment should step up & get the transportation under control, now it's time for the haitian authorities to put a system in place to do a check-up on vehicules on a regular basis.

They should also reduce the amount of passengers in each vehicule because it's usually overloaded.

Thank you

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