This Sunday, July 14 in the morning, a truck carrying bananas on the Rosario-Santa Fe highway rammed a toll booth and crashed into a utility, injuring 2 gravity children. The event occurred at the height of the town of Puerto San Martín when dense fog covered the area and impeded proper visibility.
The fog covered the area Photo: Twitter @cmferrey
As Santa Fe Road Manager Luis Peresutti stated, the truck driver is originally from Paraguay and apparently “did not know the route”: “As he stated he suddenly found the toll booth and did not get to brake. I find it hard to believe that such a structure of a toll does not attract attention.” Both the cabin employee and the three occupants of the truck were unharmed, not those travelling in a utility vehicle against which the driver later collided.
The utility vehicle in which a family traveled Photo: Twitter @cmferrey
A Fiat Forino driven by a 52-year-old woman carrying her children was bouncing the truck. She was assisted by a broken hip and collarbone, the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Indictment reported, while two of her children (aged 7 and 10) were transferred to the Vilela Hospital in Rosario. Meanwhile, the driver is admitted to the Eva Perón hospital in Granadero Baigorria. The prosecutor of San Lorenzo Aquiles Balbis ordered expertise in planimetry, surveying chambers of the toll and taking testimonies to clarify what happened. In addition, the driver was asked to perform a blood alcohol and alcoholuria test.