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Aug 17, 2015

Minor Perishes in Traffic Mishap on Hummingbird Highway

A terrible accident on Sunday evening on the Hummingbird Highway has left one child dead at the scene, another reportedly succumbing to injuries today, the driver missing and seven other persons badly hurt. It happened at around five thirty about two miles out of Belmopan, where a grey Mitsubishi Endeavour allegedly lost control and flipped multiple times before landing in a mangled heap off the road. When we got to the scene, the body of a female child later identified as Ariani Rodriguez lay on the road. Eight other persons had already been rushed to the Western Regional Hospital with varying degrees of injuries. Four of them, twelve-year-old Lizeth Martinez, Amir Rodriguez, nine-year-old Gabriel Martinez and Stephanie Rodriguez were later transported to the KHMH because they were more severely injured. There are unconfirmed reports tonight that one of those children has died. The vehicle is the property of Claudia O’Brien from Salvapan, Belmopan, and was being driven at the time by Honduran National Marvin Zuniga. O’Brien is being treated at the Western Regional Hospital for injuries, while the police have not yet been able to determine the whereabouts of Zuniga. Because of the condition of the vehicle, there is some speculation that he may have been badly injured and wandered off into the heavy bushes off the road. The group was coming back from the river where Claudia O’Brien had taken them to swim.

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5 Responses for “Minor Perishes in Traffic Mishap on Hummingbird Highway”

  1. maria says:

    The child taken to Belize was not Gabriel Martinez it was Manuel Martinez and the girl that died afterword at the KHMH was lizeth Martinez. In her cousin.

  2. maria says:

    The child taken to Belize was not Gabriel Martinez it was Manuel Martinez and the girl that died afterword at the KHMH was lizeth Martinez. Im her cousin.

  3. Dumb Guy says:

    The driver may be lying in the bushes within a few hundred feet of where the vehicle came to rest. I drove by the scene shortly after it happened and from what I observed he could have been flung up to 200 feet from the vehicle. Of course I was told by people on the scene that all passengers were accounted for and taken to the hospital already. Go searching people!!!

  4. kevin says:

    CAN SOMEONE SEND ME A FOTO OF DAT BALLY WICH IS A INRESPONSABELL DRIVER

  5. kevin says:

    i only want justic

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