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.
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.