A Sad Day in David


Traffic here looks crazy to most of us until we get used to it, but generally it works surprisingly well. We have seen very few accidents and those only fender benders.

But, last night, there was a serious accident on the PanAmerican Highway near us. Three young people were killed and a forth injured. It was the first thing my neighbors talked about today, and it is on the front page of the national newspaper’s website. It’s such a tragedy. They are also children of well known people in the country.

Today we went to Volcan and Cerro Punta. On the way home we passed the home of one of the families, a home in our neighborhood that we have passed many times on our bicycles. Cars lined the street and people spilled out from the front porch. I can barely imagine the grief of these families.

It was a good day for us and posts will be coming later. Now though I wanted to take a moment for this sad news, and remind us all that we never know what tomorrow may bring. Send a good thought and some healing energy to these grieving people.


About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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10 Responses to A Sad Day in David

  1. marica says:

    sorry to hear this…


  2. What a tragedy. So sorry to hear this, Kris.


  3. Sunni Morris says:

    This is so true Kris. You never know about tomorrow. A girl in a small local market fell over dead a week ago and she wasn’t old. It was so sad to hear because she was such an asset to the market, always smiling and helpful and she knew all of our names. You can’t say that about many people these days.



  4. indacampo says:

    Wow. Just read the story, such a tragedy.


  5. cindy knoke says:

    So sorry! Sympathies~


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