This story is sad; however it can be used to remind our family member, friends and other Haitians to be careful out there. Liked many other Haitians who wake-up early, run out to catch the bus so they can get to work on time, the 41 year old Marise Clerveau was struck and killed by a car as she was running to catch a bus to get to work on time yesterday. She was on her way to work as a home attendant in a home to care for elderly patients.
Marise Clerveau was running to catch a bus because she did not want to be late for work
On Sunday February 17, 2013 while navigating a corner on a road in the Dominican Republic, Dr. Daniel Mathurin suffered injuries from a car crash that would later claim his life. In the wake of this tragic loss of one of Haiti's most venerated scientists, his achievements in research and geophysics, including his speculations on the wealth of tangible and intangible resources to be found in Haiti, is cast back into the forefront of public awareness.
Extensive work he carried out with the wife he has succeeded, shows that Haiti is rich with hydrocarbons. Together, they had also discovered 20 oil sites in the country, five of which they described as being of great importance in the realms of oil speculation and politics. It is research that has led some to question whether or not the 2010 earthquake which all but leveled Haiti and left over 300,000 dead was not caused by clandestine drilling by foreign governments or entities.
The current rate of road accidents in Haiti has worried officials and organizations. According to the Platform of Haitian Human Rights Organizations (POHDH), at least two accidents occur on national roads every week. These accidents have been blamed on several causes, including overspeeding and drivers' negligence. There are also drivers who take the road even under the influence of alcohol, as well as those who overload and lose control of their vehicles. The poor condition of roads and the lack of proper road signs are also among the main causes of such accidents.
Given this, the POHDH urged the authorities to strictly implement road regulations involving traffic governance, road codes and vehicle inspections. POHDH official Antonal Mortime said that many accidents "could have been avoided" if the authorities have been ensuring that road standards and safety regulations are met.
According to news just received, there has been a major truck accident on Friday, January 25, 2013 in Haiti. A truck coming from Bainet in direction to Anse-à-Foleur lost control and overturned in a canal. More than 50 people were on the truck.
It has been reported that 22 passengers who were in a truck carrying pilgrims have lost their lives and another 30 had been injured. The Haitian authorities expect the death toll to increase as several of the those injured were critical and will likely not make it alive.
According to police, the truck that was traveling to near the town of Saint-Marc, about some 100km north of the capital, fell into a canal. Many of the victims drowned following the truck accident, some died crushed by the truck.
The National Police of Haiti has received tools that can help it prevent road accidents. Ambassador of France in Haiti Didier Le Bret handed over a set of speed radars and breathalyzers to the police. The devices are expected to help in the police's efforts to curb down the number of road accidents in the country.
The turnover was made at a ceremony that marked the end of a two-week road safety training conducted by gendarmes and the United Nations Police. During the training, Haitian officials were taught how to properly use the speed radars and breathalyzers which can help the authorities nab people driving under the influence of alcohol.
A bus overturned on Monday 18th June 2012 in flooded Glace River in the southern area of Haiti and near the town of Pestel. Since the accident officials have been issuing contradictory reports regarding the number of people who were aboard and the number who died.
The bus accident took place somewhere near the town of Pestel. The town is located on Haiti's southern peninsula. The director of civil protection of Haiti, Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste, was reported saying that the driver of the bus had received warnings against crossing the rain swollen Glace River.
We just learned a terrible accident happened in Port-au-Prince yesterday, January 16, 2012. This took place in Delmas 33 in front of Television National D'Haiti (TNH).
A truck transporting sands, unable to find its break, took the live of many people as it was going down the hill. The truck finally stopped in front of the Television National D'Haiti. As the truck was going down, it took everything that was in its path, including people who were selling inthe streets.
Preliminary results put the total number of people who died so far at 20 and the toll is expected to go up. Over 50. People are reported injured Update: as of Tuesdat, 5:00pm the number of dead is 33 and is expected to rise
We just learned a major car accident involving the journalist and radio personality from Vision 2000. Acording to Radio Caraibes Valery Numa was badly injured and is now in a coma as a result of the accident. Radio Caraibes reported that the car accident took place on Monday, December 26, 2011 in Morne Preval. Valery Numa was found unconscious at the site of the accident. He was transported to a hospital where he is currently receiving care.
At the time of this report, Valery Numa did not regain consciousness. He remains in Coma.
We are asking for your prayer as the journalist Valery Numa is fighting for his life.
Major traffic accident on Saturday. A Bus in direction to Jeremy, overturned as the bus slammed into a roadblock made by protesters. According to Police, these protesters were upset because they were not hired for a job to which they had applied for.
9 people were pronounced dead on impact and 24 injured were transported to a Hospital in Les Cayes.
A spokesman for the Department Direction of Civil Protection reported that 5 of the injured individuals received life threatened injuries.
Three people were immediately arrested for this accident.
The "Haitian Joudalist" just learned that a major accident happened in Haiti, near the city of Leogane.
We learned that two transportation vehicles collided on Tueasday. The Haitian Police reported that at least 22 peoples were instantly killed. There were also many critically injured passengers who were transported to the nearest medical facility. The Haitian authority expects the death toll to rise among the injured Haitians.
Do you think it is time to address the ongoing transportation problem in Haiti?
Why do Buses have to carry so many people, without any regulation from the Haitian authority?
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