Canadian man and his girlfriend got into a deadly road accident Wed, July, 24′th, Cabarete
The Canadian man “George” who collided with a Pick-up truck while driving on a motorbike yesterday (July, 24′th, 2013) with his girlfriend by Coconut Palms is in stable condition and he can remember, talk and see. However he lost 5 toes and suffered a heavy head injury and other damages, and had to be stitched up.
The Worst part about this accident, is the tragic loss of his Girlfriend “Santa” who supposedly drove the bike. Friends of theirs have reported that Santa was refused treatment in Sosua as she didn’t seem to have money or insurance (and neither her or George were in a condition to arrange for this to be in order as they were both in critical condition). The drivers were told to take her to a public hospital in Puerto Plata instead – however she didn’t make it and died.
We welcome comments from readers of this article in regards to your views on hospitals obligations to “Save lives” when it’s life threatening irregardless of nationality, financial situation etc…
Please also comment on: Foreigners or wealthy Dominicans who try to rescue people in urgent need for medical help, who suddenly find themselves trapped by hospital staff, their security and sometimes corrupt police, only to be manipulated and forced to pay for treatments and operations when all they wanted to do was to help bring them to experienced people who can save or help them.
P.S. We thank all those readers who responded to our help request for blood donations, and especially thanks to those who went to George’s rescue!
Source: NPN Team
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