Three people from the same family died in a serious accident that involved four cars, on the Washington Luís highway (SP-310), in Itirapina (SP), yesterday morning. In addition to the deaths, five women are hospitalized in serious condition.
The accident happened at km 213, around 11:15 am, and was spotted by the monitoring cameras of the Eixo concessionaire, which manages the highway.
In the images, it is possible to see a Ford Fiesta, with plates for Três Lagoas (MS), going inland, when, for reasons still unknown, the driver lost control of the vehicle’s steering, invaded the central median and crossed the lane, reaching a car that followed in the opposite direction – São Paulo.
In the sequence, two other cars are unable to swerve in time and are also involved in the crash.
Maurilio Claros de Freitas Carrega, his wife, Maria Aparecida Lins Tesan, and the couple’s son, Guilherme Vinícius Carrega, 13 years old, who were in the Ford Fiesta, died at the time of the accident.
In one of the vehicles involved were five women. According to the Fire Department, they had injuries and were rescued in serious condition. The victims are hospitalized at Santa Casa and at the University Hospital, both in São Carlos.
In the other two vehicles involved in the accident were five people from the same family and three young people. They only had bruises and did not need medical attention.
Because of the accident, the highway was closed for about an hour. The Civil Police will investigate the causes of the accident.
The family that did not resist was from Três Lagoas and was traveling to visit relatives in the interior of São Paulo.