Four separate traffic collisions across the country killed six men Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, judicial investigators reported.
Two of the accidents happened within 10 minutes of each other in Tres Rios, according to a bulletin from the Judicial Investigating Organization. The other two were in Guápiles and Abrojo de Corredores.
The first collision occurred in the southern Pacific community of Abrojo de Corredores at about 5:30 p.m. The victim, 31-year-old Junior Carmiol Abarca, died when he tried to pass another vehicle and his motorcycle collided head-on with a four-by-four vehicle, according to the report. Emergency responders said that he died at the scene.
The next victim was Hugo Martin Segura Calvo, 47. Investigators said that he walked along the Florencio de Castillo highway near San Diego in Tres Rios late Wednesday night.
The report cited witnesses who said that at around 11:55 p.m. the man suddenly turned and walked onto the highway and into oncoming traffic, where he was struck and killed by a car.
The judicial bulletin said that another fatal accident occurred about 10 minutes later on the same highway.
Investigators said that Issac Bermúdez Carvajal, Luis Gregorio Hernández, both 22, and an 18-year-old with the last name Villareal had just passed the toll station on the way to Cartago, when the driver lost control of his vehicle, and it flipped several times.
Bermúdez died on the scene, Hernández died minutes after being admitted to Hospital Calderon Guardia, and Villareal is in delicate condition at the hospital, the bulletin said.
The Judicial Investigating Organization reported a final fatal traffic accident that occurred Thursday morning near Guápiles.
According to the report, a 25-year-old man with the last name of Monge was driving a pick-up truck near the Santa Clara gas station when a car suddenly stopped in front of him. Monge swerved to his left and collided head-on with two men on a motorcycle.
The two men on the motorcycle died on the scene. A judicial spokesperson said that their names were Marvin Corrales Lopez, 44, and Oldemar González Araus, 40. Monge was taken to a hospital in Guápiles and was in stable condition.