The raid took place in the neighborhood of Cidade Tabajara, near the border of Olinda and Paulista, and left at least 11 people injured. The BRT went towards Paulista and the bus went towards Recife.
At the time, the Civil Police reported that one of the drivers tried to deflect a person trying to cross the highway and ended up crashing head-on with the other vehicle.
The video shows the collision in the background and it is possible to notice the BRT trying to stop before hitting the bus that was coming in the opposite direction, but not to be sure if there is indeed a person on the right side.
The driver of the BRT, a 49-year-old man, was taken to Hospital da Restauração and underwent surgery due to a fractured foot. On Wednesday (31), the health unit reported that he was transferred with a stable staff to another hospital.
The Mobile Emergency Care Service (Samu) provided assistance to five women, aged between 41 and 67 years, and a 30-year-old man were taken to the Emergency Care Unit (UPA) in Olinda. A 38-year-old woman went to Hospital Unimed III, in Recife. The names were not disclosed.
On Monday (29), the UPA of Olinda informed that five patients had already been discharged. A sixth person who was referred to the health unit had been generally stable and, on the same day, was transferred to Hospital da Restauração, in Recife. As her name was not disclosed, the health unit has no way of passing on information about the clinical condition.
A bus and a BRT crashed head-on on the exclusive lane of the PE-15, on Monday (29) – Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo
Also on Monday, the Fire Brigade reported that two patients had been taken to Hapvida Hospital, in the Derby neighborhood, in the central area of Recife, in addition to one that went to the UPA in Olinda. The names were not disclosed.
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