Judicial agents in Puriscal arrested a man Saturday night after he crashed the car he was driving into a house and killed a pregnant woman. The accident happened at 10:30 p.m. when the 25-year-old driver, identified by the last name Mora, lost control of his Geo Tracker, according to judicial police. The car veered off the roadway and crashed into the residence downhill while the pregnant woman slept, agents said. The woman was staying at the house of relatives living in Mercedes Sur de Salitrales, they added.
An 11-year-old boy died Friday afternoon after being run over by an ambulance in Osa while crossing the street on his way home from school. Judicial police report the boy, identified by the last name Garcia, had just gotten off the school bus when he was struck by the vehicle. Police say the ambulance is privately owned. The boy was transported to Hospital Tomas Casas Casajus in Ciudad Cortés at about 3 p.m. but died shortly thereafter.