Driver of car that fell off bridge on BR-101 dies in hospital

Driver of car that fell off bridge on BR-101 dies in hospital
Driver of car that fell off bridge on BR-101 dies in hospital

He was identified as Odilon Cunha Junior, 44 years old, the driver who died after a car fell from a bridge on BR-101, in Balneário Camboriú, on Sunday, 22. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

On the date of the accident, Odilon was seriously injured, with severe traumatic brain injury. He was attended by Samu and sent to the Ruth Cardoso hospital. However, on Monday, the 23rd, he succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

The accident

Rescuers were called around 1:40 pm, at kilometer 137. The car that Odilon was driving fell off the bridge that passes over the Camboriú River after being involved in an accident with a cargo vehicle. As he fell, he was thrown out of the car.

The other two occupants of the car, a woman and a boy, were wearing seat belts and had no injuries. However, the car was left hanging between two bridges. The population had to hold the car until the arrival of firefighters.

When they arrived at the scene, firefighters had to get into the vehicle to turn off the engine to remove the other victims safely. The risk of the car crashing was the teams’ biggest concern.


On social media, Odilon’s family and friends posted farewell messages, mourning the loss.

“I still can’t believe it, I’m lying here on the couch at your house, facing your room, I can’t believe this is happening. I want to wake up from this nightmare and I can’t. It’s more than 10 years of friendship. You were with me in the worst moments of my life, and in your worst moments I was there. We went through so much together, you took care of me like a brother”, said a friend of the victim.

“The pain of loss, the sadness that hurts took over. I say goodbye with a broken heart to my cousin Odilon Cunha Jr. May the angels of the Lord support us with their love, their infinite mercy and receive Junior, who will be missed endlessly” said the cousin.

“Your mission here on earth is accomplished! Go in Paz Júnior, we will never forget you”, commented a friend.

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The article is in Portuguese

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