Who was Sandra Pereira? Woman dies as truck rams into bike, husband survives by clinging to truck for 19 miles
Sandra suffered head injuries as a result of the accident and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. According to reports, she died after suffering two cardiac arrests
A tragic incident saw a truck driver arrested after hitting a couple on a Southern Brazil highway on March 6. The driver is yet to be named, but he was stopped after motorists found Anderson Pereira clinging to the truck's door. It was later revealed that the truck rammed into Anderson's motorbike, which he was riding with his wife Sandra at the time. Despite being injured, Anderson managed to cling to the truck for over 19 miles before other motorists intervened.
Anderson is now recovering from his injuries, but tragically Sandra was killed as a result of the accident. After being stopped by others, the driver was restrained by locals till the police arrived. He has been arrested and is expected to be charged with murder. He was reportedly under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident.
The tragic death of Sandra was confirmed by a relative. She has now been buried in the central cemetery of Camboriú.
Who is Sandra Pereira?
Sandra Aparecida Pereira lived in the Brazilian city of Camboriú. The 47-year-old was married to Anderson and the couple has a 26-year-old son. She worked as a financial manager at the Móveis Brasília store in the nearby city of Balneário Camboriú. Tragically, Sandra had just celebrated her birthday on March 1 before the accident occurred on March 6. Not much else is known about Sandra, who didn't seem to have a social media presence.
Councilman and Anderson's cousin Marcio Pereira told a local publication that Sandra was scared of motorbikes. "She didn't like motorbikes, no. It was the first time she went for a ride with him, kind of to do his will and, unfortunately, this tragedy happened." Anderson loved to bike and reportedly managed to convince his wife to join him for the first time that day. The couple was enjoying a cruise on Anderson's new Kawasaki Vulcan when the accident occurred.
Sandra suffered head injuries as a result of the accident and was airlifted to the nearby Marieta Konder Bornhausen Hospital. According to local media, she died after suffering two cardiac arrests.
Dramatic accident captured
The footage of the accident was captured by another motorist. In it, Anderson is seen clinging to the truck's door as the driver continues to speed down the highway. The damaged bike is still stuck to the front of the vehicle. 30 kilometers later, the truck was stopped with aid from the military police. Footage shows locals attacking the shirtless driver before the police intervene.
On being arrested, a pound of cocaine was found in the truck, according to G1 Santa Catarina. He is now reportedly now being detained at the Penitentiary Complex of Vale do Itajaí.