A man sustained serious facial injuries when he crashed his motorcycle on the Malecón in Samaná, Dominican Republic. 47 year old Genry Miguel Malloon Jimenez of Calle Hernández in Municipio de Sánchez was taken to the emergency unit at Hospital Leopoldo Pou in Samaná but due to seriousness of his injuries, had to be promptly transferred to the better equipped Hospital Docente Universitario Dr. Dario Contreras in the country’s capital city of Santo Domingo.
The victim has top half of his head held together with bandages, but I can imagine there’s some severed trauma under them. Bottom half itself shows serious cracks the seriousness of which is only amplified by the victim occasionally spurting blood.
I’ve posted many gruesome accidents over the years on Best Gore, but because they happened in places I’ve never been to, they never felt too personal. But during my two trips to the Dominican Republic, I spent most of my time in Samana or the areas nearby so this one strikes close to home, knowing I was exactly where it happened. I like the night stands along the Malecon in Samana selling food and beer you can drink as you listen to the ocean’s waves beating against the concrete wall.
There is a nice beach north of Samana in Las Galeras up one of the shittiest roads you’ve ever seen in your entire life, or an even better beach called Playa Rincon, which also has a mountain river flowing into it so you can be in fresh and salt water all at the same time, but to get to that one you’d have to feel exceptionally adventurous due to uber shitty terrain that leads to it. The road is undriveable unless you have a powerful 4×4 with very high ground clearance. Or if you have lots of money, you can pay a boatman to take you to the beach by sea. Turns out, if you ever go there, watch out for an occasional motorcyclist about to split his face in half.