For every 100,000 inhabitants, 42 die every year

It's not unusual in the Dominican Republic to see up to five people, including babies, scrunched om the top of a motorcycle.

"The truck hit me so hard," said Tineo, who started using a motorcycle when he was 12. "They don't stop."

The now-17-year-old was just one of an estimated 25 traffic victims who arrive at the Dario Contreras hospital every day. At another hospital in the capital, doctors treat about 120 accident victims daily, the majority of them motorcycle drivers.

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