The traffic police are working to reconstruct the certain dynamics of the tragic accident that took place yesterday – November 26 – around ten o’clock, at km 37 of the A20 Palermo-Messina motorway. To lose his life in a few seconds, the 47-year-old Calogero Giglio, who called himself Lillo, from Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto. The man was traveling towards Messina. At the Milazzo junction he would have lost control of his car, a Lancia Y, ending its race against the guard rail. The violence of the impact left no way out for the driver, who was traveling alone and died instantly.
The assistance provided by the 118 doctors who intervened immediately after the report reached the single operations room of the Polstrada di Catania, which alerted the colleagues in the Boccetta section, was useless. According to the first findings conducted by the agents of the accident subsection, there are no other vehicles involved. The accident would have been caused by the combination of two variables, the asphalt wet from the rain and the speed which would not have allowed to reduce the violence of the crash. Hypotheses that will be verified in the next few hours by the investigators, who worked for a long time yesterday to carry out all the technical checks necessary also to establish the safety conditions of the road.
To allow the investigators to carry out inspections, the traffic flows from Palermo to Messina were diverted for a few hours towards the Milazzo exit. The Cas has ordered the temporary closure of the stretch up to the Rometta junction which reopened after about two hours. The teams of the surveillance and assistance service of Sicilian motorways are on site.
The tragic news reached Barcelona immediately, where Lillo, who had been employed in a supermarket for years, was well known and appreciated. A man of company, who respected colleagues and friends, who now mourn him together with his wife and family, already touched by the death of Dario, Lillo’s younger brother, who in the past had been the victim of an accident when he was only twenty years.
A mocking coincidence on the eve of the world and European day in memory of road victims which will be celebrated today. The president Pina Cassaniti Mastrojeni of Aifvs, the Italian association of family victims of the road says: «This is also a pandemic but compared to Covid, it is treated with less rigor as if it were a private matter. The European agenda points to road safety as a shared responsibility. Therefore everyone is called to do his part to stop a massacre that still counts nine victims and more than six hundred wounded a day ».
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