Four persons died and at least four other persons, including two children, suffered serious injuries when two cars collided Sunday at Orotina on the Caldera highway, Ruta 27
The vehicles were headed in opposite directions, and one may have skidded on a curve. Rescue workers called in the Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea to take two injured children to San José. They children arrived at Juan Santamaría airport and went by ambulance to the hospital de Niños.
Each vehicle appears to have contained a family returning from a short vacation. One of the dead at the scene was a child.
Traffic on the key highway was halted for more than three hours after the midday crash.