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Aug 2, 2016

Near Fatal RTA on Phillip Goldson Highway

Alfred Espejo

There was a near fatal traffic accident on Saturday morning involving another Ladyville resident. Alfred Espejo sustained head and body injuries during a traffic accident near the Napa Roundabout on the Phillip Goldson Highway. He was riding a ninja motorcycle when he lost control of the bike which overturned, sending him to the pavement. Since then, Espejo has been hospitalized in a critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital on a ventilator. Deputy Commander of Precinct Four of the Police Department Assistant Superintendent Ack spoke on the RTA.

 

Francisco Ack

ASP Francisco Ack, Deputy Commander, Precinct 4, Belize City

“That accident, as I understand, well the investigation indicated that speed was a contributing factor as well. You know that piece of the highway from Pallotti to Scotia Bank on the northern highway; people tend to be speeding a lot, especially people who are riding motorcycles. And that is on a daily basis so that is one of the contributing factors to most accidents that happen on that stretch of the highway. Due to the severity of his injuries, he was on life support machine. Again the investigation indicated to us that the medicals were waiting for his family members to arrive at the hospital so that they could negotiate or discuss with them what is the next move because of the seriousness.”

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1 Response for “Near Fatal RTA on Phillip Goldson Highway”

  1. carlos says:

    Belize city people know the dangers of speeding in any street or highway. I have no problem with this but I have problem when these people hurt innocent people in the accident. If they catch in an accident due to speeding or driving without due care and get hurt is because they are asking for it. I have seen drivers speeding along the highways coming to Belmopan or going to Belize city early in the morning and evenings. They try to overtake other drivers around curves. They are crazy.. I think we have reached the time where we need highway patrols in the high ways and any one guilty of traffic offense to be charged of crime. Suspend their driver’s permit for a year or more,and sit again for the driver’s permit exam to obtain his driver’s permit

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