Motorcycles dominate mishaps involving fatalities

Motorcycle mishaps continued to claim lives over the weekend. In one case, a motorcycle driver skidded out of control and killed a child on the sidewalk, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.

Early Friday a 47-year-old man died when he appears to have lost control of his motorcycle in La Tigra, near La Fortuna. The vehicle hit the wall of a house, and the driver, identified by the last name of Ulate, was dead at the scene, said investigators. That was at 2 a.m.

Friday night a 56-year-old man with the last name of Fallas died in  Hospital San Juan de Dios from injuries suffered when he was hit by a motorcycle in  Desamparados, said agents.

On the Interamericana Norte near Liberia a 28-year-old motorcyclist died when his vehicle crossed into the oncoming lane and collided head-on with a bus. That was about 3:30 a.m., said judicial investigators. The victim was identified by the last name of  Hurtado.

Saturday night a 30-year-old man identified with the last name of Quirós also crossed into the oncoming lane and his motorcycle collided with a passenger car, said agents. That was in Río Claro in the southern zone about 7 p.m.

About an hour later on the Costenara at Puntareans Centro agents said a motorcycle driver swerved to avoid a horse and the cycle skidded onto the sidewalk.  There a 4-year-old was playing in the care of his mother. He was fatally injured and died later at Hospital Monseñor Sanabria. The motorcycle driver was hospitalized there.

The mishap took place in front of the father’s tire shop.

Bicyclists also died over the weekend. A 25-year-old man with the last name of Molina died Friday about 5:30 a.m. in Santo Domingo de Heredia when he was struck down by a hit-and-run driver.

In Jacó about 5:30 p.m. Friday a man with the last name of Hernández died when his bike collided head-on with a motor car. Agents said the 29-year-old man was an agricultural worker.

In a more conventional accident, Judicial agents said that a man identified by the last name of  Guerrero died when the vehicle in which he was a passenger collided with a utility pole about 11 p.m. Saturday in  San Antonio de Escazú.

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