Evening Accident on George Price; Elderly Man Knocked Down
There was a near fatal accident on the George Price Highway just before seven on Thursday night. An elderly man was hit by a 2008 Toyota Four-Runner driven at the time by twenty-seven-year-old Nory Novelo. Novelo was traveling to Belize City and upon reaching between miles eight and nine on the highway, she saw two persons crossing the highway from the left hand side of the road. While a woman on a bicycle managed to make it across, the elderly man was hit. The impact sent the man to the pavement; he received head and bodily injuries. Emergency Medical Technicians from the Belize Emergency Response Team arrived on the scene shortly after to stabilize the accident victim, before he was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for treatment. Earlier today, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital asked for the public’s assistance in identifying the victim who remains comatose tonight. News Five has since found his identity to be Julian Flores, also known as “Pajarito.” He had traveled from the city to the recycling company in Western Paradise Village to drop off copper. The driver of the vehicle has since been served with a notice of intended prosecution.