Expat killed crossing Av. Ordoñez Lasso

May 2, 2018

A foreign resident died Tuesday afternoon after he was hit by two cars on Av. Ordoñez Lasso, on Cuenca´s west side.  According to police, 91-year-old Ronald Zuk was struck after he lost his balance while standing on the median and fell into the roadway.

Monday’s accident scene on Av. Ordonez Lasso. (El Teimpo)

Paramedics were called to the scene at 3 p.m. but were unable to resuscitate the man due to the severity of his injuries. The body was transferred to the Cuenca Forensic Center for a necropsy.

A police spokesman said the accident occurred on a heavily traveled section of Ordoñez Lasso, a divided street in a neighborhood of mid-rise condominiums popular with foreign residents. He said that the victim’s wife was with him at the time of the accident. The spokesman said the man was believed to be a North American.

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