The long trail of blood on the streets of the capital does not stop. One more fatal accident, one more victim: Christian Avenali, A 26-year-old Roman living in Ostia, on the southern outskirts of the city, was returning home on Monday around midnight after spending an evening in the company of friends. The dramatic accident occurred in via Canale della Lingua at the intersection with via Epaminonda, between the districts of Stagni di Ostia and Casal Palocco. For reasons yet to be ascertained, he lost control of his gray Volkswagen Polo. A very violent impact and after being overturned, he ended up in the canal. The 118 health workers tried to revive him but shortly after arriving at the emergency room of the Grassi hospital he died. The agents of the X Mare group are now investigating the case. The brigade will have to ascertain the causes of the accident. At the moment no other medium would be involved. The white helmets immediately ordered the seizure of the vehicle on which an expert opinion will be carried out. While in the next few hours we will proceed with the autopsy.
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The 26-year-old, a waiter with a passion for sport and music, had spent the evening in a well-known restaurant in piazzale Anco Marzio in Ostia. On his social media profiles he posted the latest photos before the crash. Shocked friends: «I was not with him for dinner on Monday. Christian was a special boy and full of life »says Simone, a dear friend.
Meanwhile, the sad bulletin of road victims is rising: since the easing of health measures – with Lazio in the yellow band – there have been eight fatal accidents in ten days. The General Command of the Municipal Police has already ordered greater controls and strengthened the garrisons in high-traffic roads. From via Casilina, to via Prenestina, to via Cristoforo Colombo.
According to the report of the local police, in the last four months there have been 25 road deaths. The same budget of 2020 when, however, “the capital was in full lockdown from the second week of March and for the following two months” specify the white helmets. In 2019 the victims of road accidents, in the same period of the year, were 38. Finally, the data of the pedestrians involved: between January and May of last year, they were 10.
This year, however, the victims were 8. The latest fatal investment was that of last Friday in which Elena Baruti, the 18-year-old student of the Giulio Cesare classical high school, was overwhelmed and killed while crossing Via Nomentana. The young woman was returning home when a car mowed her down on the corner of Via Sant’Agnese. The driver stopped to help, but after two days in the intensive care unit of the Umberto I polyclinic she died. Investigation investigations are still ongoing. The latest surveys on the scene of the accident were carried out on Monday.