Haiti (AP) — A police official said Sunday that a Haitian legislator
driving an SUV slammed into a small passenger bus killing 11 people,
including an infant.
commissioner of the police in the western town of Saint Marc, said
authorities suspect the lawmaker was speeding when he lost control of
his four-wheel drive in the Artibonite region.
Calixte identified the driver as Jules Lionel Anelus, a member of Haiti's lower house Chamber of Deputies.
police commissioner said Sunday that the infant and the child's mother
were among those killed in a colorfully-painted bus known as a "tap
tap." Another 10 people including Anelus were injured in the Saturday
afternoon crash, which is still being investigated. Calixte said it's
too early to say whether any criminal charges will be filed.
traffic accidents are common in Haiti, where police seldom enforce
traffic laws and many vehicles are severely overloaded.