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Bus Company Atrosla will be Suspended for 30 Days

By Alfonso Núñez | Fri, 04/08/2022 - 17:38

Ten individuals remain hospitalized after yesterday’s crash between a unit of Mexico City’s Line 7 Metrobus and a private bus. The incident, which took place in close proximity to the National Auditorium, left a total of 89 people hurt. The Ministry of Mobility (Semovi) has announced that the company that owns the bus, Atrosla, will suspend its services along the Chapultepec-Palmas corridor for the next 30 days. The Chain of Passenger Transportation (RTP) will provide this service instead.

 

The accident occurred around 8:00 a.m. close to the line’s Mahtma Gandhi station, when a Metrobus unit was hit. The unit was traveling along Paseo de la Reforma, from the military camp Campo Marte to the metro station Indios Verdes. After the crash, 89 people were treated at the scene; 33 passengers were taken to the Biomed Hospital while 47 were taken to the Red Cross, and four to the Magdalena Hospital in Magdalena de las Salinas.

 

“A total of 88 pre-hospital medical attentions were given, of these 78 were decided to be admitted preventively to different hospitals, 10 continue in hospitals, in all cases they are observation, they asked the doctors to keep them under observation,” said Mexico City Mobility Minister Lajous Loaeza.

 

Both drivers have been detained and will testify before the Public Prosecutor’s Office. The driver of the bus that crashed into the back of the Metrobus unit was also injured.  

 

Ten passengers are still currently hospitalized, announced Minister of Mobility in Mexico City Andrés Lajous. A representative from Semovi confirmed all medical expenses will be paid for by insurance company Afirme.

Alfonso Núñez Alfonso Núñez Journalist & Industry Analyst