Motorcycle accidents are becoming a serious threat in Merida
Many stories are popping up lately in Merida about motorcycle crashes; as of last week, over 30 deaths have been recorded this year from motorcyclist killings.
Some of the most recent ones include:
Two brothers who were traveling by motorcycle to a ranch were hit by another motorcycle in a frontal collision led by a municipal police officer, leaving one person dead in the Santa Clara-Dzidzantún road.
The accident occurred around 6:30 am, and the fatal collision also left two injured.
Another motorcyclist, Cristian de la Cruz D. C., died Saturday April 30 in a tragic accident at around 11 pm in the Panabá – Loche road, at kilometer 6.
Apparently, Cristian de la Cruz was on his bike and crashed head-on with another bike.
However, another version is told where two motorcyclists were part of a caravan and died due to the impact from skidding and were killed instantly.
With more accidents in Merida, a pizza delivery man ended injured in an accident Monday in Calle 69 at 68 Xotic. Motorcyclist Luis Felipe Sosa Lugo, 41 years of age, was returning from a delivery in Las Americas and was riding on 69th Street from west to east. At around 68th Street, Jacobo Jimenez Loya, who was driving a Galant with plates YHC-11-51, was making a “U” turn in this way. The motorcyclist crashed on the left side of the Galant near the trunk, while the cyclist flew and broke the rear window of the car with his head.
Paramedics arrived on the scene with the state police officers from SSP, who aided Sosa Lugo who was driving a Yamaha motorcycle from Super Pizza Company.
Sosa Lugo showed no fracture, only a cut on his nose. Although the wife of the motorist alleged that the motorcyclist was at fault, traffic experts clarified that her husband had invaded the lane where the cyclist was stopped. The insurance company took care of the damage.
Vehicles act carelessly about motorcycles due to the conditions that surround them, cars are much safer than motorcycles, but not many people have the money to buy a good car or better yet, good insurance. While many other news articles about crashes and motorcyclist deaths toll, the Mexican government apparently neglects the facts. A homicide can easily be covered with a third party insurance which explains car driver’s carelessness to protect the cyclists.
There have been crashes and news like these every day in the Yucatan, it has been brought upon as a concern since the death of 23-year-old Alfredo Gasca who was killed by a drunk woman who was free under bail while driving under the influence of a drug, alcohol, while driving on the wrong side of the road, which has caused the entire city of Merida to pay attention to this matter.
By John Ortega for TYT