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May 27, 2016

Sleepy B.D.F. Soldier Escapes Traffic Mishap Unscathed

A second traffic mishap also occurred in the early hours after midnight, this time involving a Geo Prism traveling along the George Price Highway.  Victor Aldana, a Belize Defense Force soldier, reported to Hattieville police that he had just left camp and was driving towards Cayo sometime after one o’clock when he fell asleep at the wheel.  While he did not suffer any major injuries, the vehicle overturned multiple times before coming to rest on the shoulder of the road near mile nineteen and a half.

 

ACP Edward Broaster, Regional Commander, Rural Eastern Division

“We had a second accident on the George Price Highway where a dark grey Geo Prism flipped several times and landed on the shoulder of the road.  The driver or occupants of that vehicle abandoned the scene but we just learned that he is at the Hattieville Police Station making a report as it regards to that accident.  At this time we don’t have any further details, we will furnish you with details of that later on in the day.”

 

Reporter

“Sir, over the long weekend we reported on several accidents on the Phillip Goldson Highway in between miles eight and ten, a pastor and his family and several others.  Could you talk to us more about what’s being done on the road, the police patrol and the traffic patrols, as well as advice…”

 

Edward Broaster

ACP Edward Broaster

“I think it was well said by Sergeant Clark that our drivers tend to be distracted while driving on our roadways and one of the main factors for that is the use of cell phones whilst driving.  And we’ll have to put some legislation in place to ban the use of cell phones whilst operating a vehicle.  We have put highway patrol in place and we haven’t had accidents for a long while until after we had a meeting when Mr. Cocom mentioned that we haven’t had an accident for a long time and the next day we had seven in a row.”

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