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Feb 2, 2016

Drivers in Two Separate RTAs Escape Injuries

There was a third accident this morning just after nine on the George Price Highway, which happened at about the same time as the RTA on the Phillip Goldson Highway. It wasn’t fatal, but driver Deryck Satchwell got off very lucky after he lost control of his Dodge Caliber and it flipped off the road into the swamp near mile seven. The accident happened on a straight, clear stretch of road, and Police believe that it was caused by speeding. It’s the second accident on the George Price Highway in less than twenty-four hours and Inspector Rochelle Chan of the Hattieville Formation took the opportunity to appeal to drivers to exercise caution on the roads.


Rochelle Chan

Insp. Rochelle Chan, Commander, Hattieville Formation

“So far we can ascertain that speeding is a problem. It’s an ongoing issue and I have mentioned in the past that persons must be concerned about their safety. There are speed limits but they need to abide by the rules because we cannot be policing here, there and everywhere, so all we can ask the public is to be mindful of their speed and to be mindful of their own health and safety.”


This afternoon at around four thirty there was another accident, again on the George Price Highway near mile twenty-five. Benisford Matura from the Belize Fire Department was driving a government issued Mitsubishi pickup when he lost control and ran off the road. He was alone, and fortunately received no injuries.  

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1 Response for “Drivers in Two Separate RTAs Escape Injuries”

  1. Jason says:

    Satchwell should be at work-what is he always doing around Ministry of Works during work hours and now up and down highway-the more you drive around when you should be at work-the likelier you are to crash when rushing back.

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