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    Senior Member rob o's Avatar
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    April 16 2010 - Sad Day in Aruba

    A 41 year old visitor from a cruise ship lost his life today. I cannot verify the details, but I am sure someone will.

    An ATV was struck by a pick-up truck around 9 AM near the Valero gas station on LG Smith just west of Oranjestad. Very, very sobering. Very sad.
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    Senior Member danadog56's Avatar
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    good lord, I hate hearing about ATV accidents...especially having first hand knowledge of what can happen....

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    sad day in Aruba

    It appears it may have been a drunk driver. I saw a picture tonight on Traffic safety aruba. Two bottles of beer on front seat of the truck. This was first thing in the morning. We were trying to get into town this morning and the police had the road blocked by the circle at Wendys. It is very sad that a persons vacation ended so terribly.Condolences to his family he was only 41.

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    although written in papiamento, you will be able to pick out key words.
    from the diario

    he was a princess cruise passenger
    age 41
    12th traffic fatality victim in 2010


    Accidente fatal a cobra bida di turista crusero
    Publication: Diabierna, 16 April 2010. Categoria: General
    BREAKING NEWS — Update: 3:50 p.m.
    ORANJESTAD (AAN): E barco di Caribbean Princess di Princess Cruise Lines, apenas a yega 7:40′or di mainta na Waf di Aruba. Abordo tabatin miles di hende cu di antemano a busca nan Island Tour of demas actividad pa goza di dje durante nan estadia na Aruba. Ta conoci tambe, cu barconan crusero semper ta desconseha pasaheronan pa nan no huur ningun Scooter ni vehiculo ATV ora nan yega na un Waf. Esey ta debi cu den pasado ta tantisimo pasahero a resulta herida.
    Sinembargo un pareha Canades abordo no a preocupa cu esey, y riba nan mes nan a acerca un compania cu ta huur ATV (conoci como Quadracers) na Waf, y a dicidi na bay busca nan aventura cu esaki.
    Lamentablemente nan no a yega leu, pasobra net pa 8:40 a.m. bayendo pabao riba Lloyd G. Smith Boulevard rumbo pa Beach, na altura di Tropical Bottling Carry-Out, nan a haya nan inespera contra un Dodge Ram Pickup color corra cu number A-29606 biniendo di direccion contrario cu a desvia y dal riba nan. Apenas nan a core 690 meter leu di salida di Waf…
    E turista masculino tras di stuur, no a haya chens di reacciona. Nan a dal duro cu nan ATV color cora cu number MFA-1225 riba e Pickup, y e mes a bay dal cu su curpa fuerte contra e windshield, y herida su mes gravemente. E dama sinta patras, tambe a bay dal fuerte den e body di auto, y keda eybao benta cu posible fractura na heup.
    Dos vehiculo mas cu tabata bin nan tras, tambe a haya tiki sla debi na e impacto, incluyendo un Hyundai Getz color preto cu number A-33031, y un Hyundai Tucson color beige cu number A-44514.
    Esnan cu a yega cerca, inmediatamente a nota e seriedad di e caso, y a notifica Polis. Personal di Ambulans a yega mesora, y a haya e turista masculino den estado grave, cu sanger bashando profusamente di su curpa.
    El a worde hiba cu urgencia pa Servicio di Emergencia na Dr. Horacio Oduber Hospital, pero na su yegada Docter Croes y tambe Dr. Ponson a constata morto di Frederich Norman, naci na Canada dia 6 April 1969, pues tin 41 aña di edad.
    Varios voluntario a yuda Paramediconan cu e dama Christine Norman di 37 aña, pa asina cuidadosamente el a worde hiba Hospital.
    Halto Oficialnan di Polis a presenta na e lugar pa asina tuma nota di e accidente. Ministro di Husticia mr. Dowers tambe a pasa wak pa pone su mes na altura di e sucedido. Polis a cera e caminda pa tur trafico, pa asina haci un analisis completo. E chofer di e Dodge Ram Pickup mes a keda deteni, despues cu el a haci un Test cu no a sali na su fabor. Tambe a laga cacho anti-droga check e vehiculo, y den e ashtray di e Pickup a haya un substancia parecido na droga. Un mucha muher hoben cu tabata hunto cune, tambe a sali ileso.
    E informe cu a haya droga den e vehiculo, ta cambia full e rumbo di e investigacion. Aki awor Fiscal por bay exigi un test di sanger, pa check posible presencia di e substancia den su sanger. E chofer deteni mes, ta laborando na Aeropuerto di Aruba, y observadornan a mustra cu e caso aki lo por tin consecuencianan pisa pe. Incluyendo e hecho cu turistanan lo por hasta demande den Corte pa e caso fatal aki.
    E chofer deteni a worde identifica como Jairo C.G.G. di 29 aña di edad. Segun Polis, e ta encarcela ainda pendiente di investigacion.
    Na famia di e fayecido, ta bay palabra di condolencia. Esaki a bira Victima No. 12 di Trafico na Aruba pa 2010. E barco lo sali awe sin e casa, y e agencia local a percura pa tur nan pertenencia a worde baha. Lo bay traha awor pa e transporte di e restonan mortal pa Canada.

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    Senior Member luvsun's Avatar
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    We were also in the traffic trying to get downtown. We heard that the one truck was trying to pass the other one and pulled out and hit the ATV head on.

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    Very Sad!
    Next Aruba trip in

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    Almost every morning when we walked from the Amsterdam Manor to the Costa Linda and back there were people drinking, most likely still from the night before, in the parking areas on Eagle Beach.
    Also you see a lot of empty bottles there. Their preference seems to be Jack Daniels, and Rye Whiskey.

    Almost got hit a couple of times when they leave.
    Eagle Beach Boy
    Ontario, Canada

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    So very sad! When will people learn not to drink and drive. That poor person was on vacation--bless him and his family.

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    That is so sad!

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    A good friend of ours (local) doesn't even want to drive and go out at night anymore as he said the drinking and driving is terrible.

    Very easy to fix, just start going to the places you know that people are drinking and get them as soon as they get into the car. Enough people getting charged with change the overall attitude. Right now people know they can get away with it.

    That is the reason we always like to stay close to our hotel on NYE!
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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