Copsa bus 540 departed from Montevideo to Maldonado, misled, overturned and caused a fatal traffic accident. Before, the unit made a service to Montevideo, in which Monica traveled, a passenger who told Underlined about the warnings that she gave the driver for unusual movements and instability of the car.
It was a tremendous trip because it moved horribly, it went to the shoulder. From the middle of the bus to the back, it moved permanently and abruptly. It was coming fast, people were complaining to the driver. (From the company) they told (the driver) that it was a spare parts problem, that it had to be fixed but that everything was fine, he said.
And he added: The truth is that there was a lot of nervousness (…) I have never (made) a trip like this in my life. She was looking at the phone number for the Highway (Police) or the Fire Department because he saw that something was going to happen at any moment. Later, when (the bus) entered Montevideo, the speed slowed down, it was better”.
I kept reading Prosecutor ordered alcohol test for Copsa driver, expert reports on the bus and review cameras
Monica said that she spoke with the driver when she arrived at Tres Cruces, after 2:00 p.m. I tell him please (that) do not go out again, that it is tremendous how this bus is. I can not go out. I am not saying that you are to blame but please make it clear because the company has to take responsibility. A bus cannot circulate in these conditions, ”she said. The woman said that it was really very dangerous. She took a photo of the bus with the intention of reporting it to the company. Later, in conversation with her son, they realized that car 540, which had an accident on route 9, was the same one in which they traveled earlier. We were shocked that that bus should not have left, she added. A POST ON INSTAGRAM. Mónica is the mother of Iván Silchenkoo, who posted a post that went viral on his Instagram account. In the text she stated: It swayed from side to side like we had never seen in life. Several of us complained before and after the trip and we took a photo to report what happened and he also went on a trip again shortly after! Bus number 540 was on platform 16 of Terminal de Cruces, before the tragedy. posteo-copsa.jpg