June 1, 2023

The Junta de Andalucía reported this Wednesday that it has The number of Moroccan seasonal workers admitted to hospitals has fallen to eight of Huelva and Seville after the bus accident registered this past Monday and that settled with one woman died and 39 injuries of various kinds.

Thus, six of them remain in the Juan Ramón Jiménez de Huelva hospital, one in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and five on the ward, and two in the San Juan de Dios and Bormujos hospitals in Seville (one), and in the Virgen del Rocío hospital (one).

Likewise, at the moment the woman hospitalized in the Virgen del Rocío and the person admitted to the ICU of Juan Ramón Jiménez are in serious but stable condition, while the rest have been discharged.

The accident

The fatal accident occurred at around 6:25 a.m., when a bus from San Juan del Puerto carrying seasonal workers of Moroccan nationality overturned in the kilometer 16 of the A-484.

In the emergency work on the ground, members of the 061 health services and the Primary Care Emergency Service (SUAP) intervened, together with agents of the Local Police, the Service Operations Center (COS) of the Civil Guard and Traffic, the Provincial Consortium of Huelva Firefighters and Highway Maintenance, as well as a 112 Emergency technical adviser and the 112 Emergency coordinator in Huelva province.

Speed ​​and fog, possible causes

The Government delegate in Huelva, Manuela Parralo, has indicated that together with the dense fog, they are also working on the speeding as a possible cause of the fatal accident.

Thus, as he explained to south channel, “the speed level was perhaps a little higher than what was allowed at that roundabout” since there was a “brake mark at 70 km although the limit was 40 km/hour”. That, added to the dense fog that covered the A434 at that time, would have caused the accident. Of course, the driver has tested negative for drugs and alcohol.

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