Minibus driver who ran over worshipers in procession gives statement to police; accident left 5 dead and 27 injured | Pernambuco

Minibus driver who ran over worshipers in procession gives statement to police; accident left 5 dead and 27 injured | Pernambuco
Minibus driver who ran over worshipers in procession gives statement to police; accident left 5 dead and 27 injured | Pernambuco
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1 of 3 Prazeres Police Station is located in Jaboatão dos Guararapes, in Greater Recife — Photo: Reproduction/TV Globo
Prazeres Police Station is located in Jaboatão dos Guararapes, in Greater Recife — Photo: Reproduction/TV Globo

His name was not disclosed. The city of Jaboatão dos Guararapes informed that the driver is also the licensee of the vehicle, which works as complementary transport and has the municipality’s authorization to circulate in the city.

The collision occurred on Sunday afternoon, on Avenida Barreto de Menezes, in a stretch known as “Adelaide hill”, as it is close to the Adelaide Pessoa Câmara High School Reference School. The minibus was traveling on line 118 – Marcos Freire/Barra de Jangada and was carrying passengers at the time of the accident, but none of them were injured.

Speaking to g1, by telephone, the Secretary of Social Services of Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Maria Jacinta da Silva, stated that the minibus lacked brakes during the journey. The city hall declared three days of official mourning.

Vehicle was in good condition and underwent inspection

Minibus that ran over people during a procession in Greater Recife was regular

A TV Globothe executive secretary of Public Order and Urban Control of Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Carlos Sá, said that the minibus had undergone maintenance and had its license renewed after an inspection carried out by the city hall, carried out five months ago (see video above).

“A series of documents were required from the vehicle, the permit holder, the people involved in driving the vehicle, personal documentation and technical documentation. We even have a report that is recognized by Inmetro [Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia] the regularity of the bus so that it can run”, he said.

Carlos Sá explained that only vehicles with this authorization given by the city hall can transport passengers on complementary lines.

“Our inspection requires the presentation of a technical report recognized by Inmetro and we observe safety items, tire conditions, flashing lights, warning lights, and the existence of mandatory equipment”, he stated.

Also according to the executive secretary, After the collision, the vehicle’s authorization was withdrawn by the city hall and will remain suspended during the investigation of the facts..

2 of 3 Minibuses were taken to the Prazeres Police Station, in Jaboatão dos Guararapes — Photo: Reproduction/TV Globo
Minibus was taken to the Prazeres Police Station, in Jaboatão dos Guararapes — Photo: Reproduction/TV Globo

Four deaths were confirmed at the scene of the accident, and the fifth death was confirmed by Jaboatão city hall at around 11pm on Sunday (31). She was a woman who was admitted to the Emergency Care Unit (UPA) of Lagoa Encantada, in the Cohab neighborhood, in the South Zone of Recife.

The deaths confirmed by the city of Jaboatão dos Guararapes and the Mobile Emergency Care Service (Samu) were:

  • A 75-year-old man, who succumbed to his injuries during treatment;
  • A 51-year-old man, who also died while being treated by rescuers;
  • Three women aged 51, 53 and 66: two of them died before receiving care, and one died in the UPA.

According to the city hall, of the other 27 people rescued, one was discharged and 26 are hospitalized in the following health units:

  • Nine at Hospital da Restauração, in Derby, central area of ​​Recife;
  • Seven at Dom Hélder Hospital, in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, in Greater Recife;
  • One at the Otávio de Freitas Hospital, in Tejipió, in the West Zone of Recife;
  • Six at the Imbiribeira UPA, in the South Zone of the capital of Pernambuco;
  • Two at the Ibura UPA, also in the South Zone of the city;
  • One in an undisclosed private hospital.

The names and ages of the injured, as well as information about the patients’ health status, were not disclosed until the last update of this report.

3 of 3 Map of the place where minibuses ran over procession participants in Jaboatão dos Guararapes, in Greater Recife — Photo: Arte/g1
Map of the place where minibuses ran over procession participants in Jaboatão dos Guararapes, in Greater Recife — Photo: Arte/g1

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