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    Default Accident near Coconut Palms

    Does anyone have more information on the head on crash near Coconut Palms yesterday ? The report calls this the "Highway of Death" but really the road is not that bad, just lots of drunks and Dominicans who believe they are qualifying for Nascar.

    http://detrasdelrumor.com.do/extranj...rlos-balbuena/

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    Accidents happen so frequently at that spot because drivers avoid the bad spots by straddling the center line of the highway. The road was patched up but is degrading again. Many accidents happen there compared to other stretches of the road between Cabarete and Sosua for that very reason. Nobody wants to correctly repave that part of the road for some reason, while every barrio is getting repaved.

    I read the article and I agree with it.

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    There is a Kia Sportage sitting in front of the Cabarete police station right now. It looks terrible. They just brought it there yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank12 View Post
    There is a Kia Sportage sitting in front of the Cabarete police station right now. It looks terrible. They just brought it there yesterday.

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    Look like this?


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    Like the potholes everyone straddles West of POP airport ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chico bill View Post
    Like the potholes everyone straddles West of POP airport ?
    Exactly like that. At least some have yellow paint around them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    Look like this?

    Yes, exactly like that. I saw it in front of the Police Station yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavok View Post
    Yes, exactly like that. I saw it in front of the Police Station yesterday.
    Looks like the crumple zone worked well. What happened to the other vehicle?

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    Besides the rough road sections that drivers are always trying to avoid, add in the fact that the road curves there and it's also on an incline there so you can't see oncoming vehicles very far ahead. Then consider that Dominicans think there's alway room for three vehicles on a two lane road at the same spot at the same time. No wonder there's a lot of accidents there.

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    In the afternoon the shadows hide the potholes. People move for things that aren't there. Plus the new Calmodo on the road does not help. Things just seem to get worse. It's like the corner at Kite beach at night.

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