For the second this week, on consecutive days, traffic in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) also called the Central Valley, got complicated due to early morning traffic accidents.
Thursday morning, near the Cariari, the driver of a passenger vehicle lost control, slamming into the concrete divider, losing his life and sent his passenger to the hospital in critical condition. The accident occurred around 1:00 am, forcing the closure of the autopista General Cañas in the San Jose – Alajuela direction for hours.
Making matters worse was the slow response by judicial officials – a judge and prosecutor – required at the scene of an accident when there is a fatality. The officials did not arrive at the scene until after 6:00 am, causing many to demand reforms.