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Results of investigation of Sept. highway deaths?

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savar2b

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
September (2013)
Just wondering if there was a determination concerning the deaths of the two German peregrinos killed in September. I.E. Where were they specifically when they were hit? Were they on or off the road?
Is anything being done to make that section more safe?
 

Olivares

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 1997 (Leon to Santiago); Sections Camino Frances: May 2011, May 2012, May 2013, October 2013, June-July 2014 (Sahagun to Santiago).
At http://www.gronze.com/camino-de-santiago/blog/ there is a caption (in Spanish) with a picture of the exact spot where the accident took place. The explanation describes the accident. It notes that the pilgrims were standing at the road shoulder reading the board placed on the Camino when they were hit. It also notes that the pilgrims were not on the road and allowed to stand where they were. By the description it appears the truck may had veered towards the left shoulder and did not realized pilgrims were standing with their back to the road. So devastating.
 
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karenfromcali

Guest
Just so terribly sad. I find myself thinking about their families sometimes.:(
 

bulwurth

Texas Peregrino tryin' to find My Way
Camino(s) past & future
2013
We actually thought it was closer to Santiago. All of us were cognizant of the dangers presented by highway traffic but seemed to get a bit too comfortable towards the end. This incident put everything back in perspective. I pray those families find some level of peace knowing their relatives were seeking just that.

God bless.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
This stretch near O Pino is dangerous. I've seen a few close calls there myself. It's a little confusing. People don't know which way to go and there are so many signs. I can see how this may have happened. Sad :(
 

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