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Nov 7, 2017

3 Barely Survive George Price Highway Accident

A small car, reportedly travelling at high speed collided into a cargo truck and the passengers are lucky to be alive.  The near fatal traffic accident happened this morning on the George Price Highway. Three persons were injured; two of them were transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, while a third person, Warren Davis, was trapped inside the mangled car the trio was travelling in.  Witnesses to the accident along that heavily trafficked stretch say speeding was a factor in the accident. Davis was behind the wheels of his car when he lost control and collided into a cargo truck. News Five’s Isani Cayetano reports.

 

Devon Bailey

Isani Cayetano, Reporting

A motorist is lucky to have escaped with his life this morning, so were two other persons, following a near-fatal collision in the vicinity of mile five on the George Price Highway.  Twenty-five-year-old Devon Bailey and a female passenger identified as Randeen Valerio, were on their way to Belize City around seven a.m. and were traveling in a grey and black Lexus car driven by Warren Davis.  Upon nearing the area in front of Polystructure and Architectural, he lost control of the vehicle while attempting to overtake another and careened into the outbound lane.  Headed in the opposite direction was a cargo truck that is the property of Unicomer Belize Limited, the parent company of Courts and Tropigas.

Randeen Valerio

The freighter was being driven at the time by fifty-five year-old Santiago Perez.  According to several witnesses who asked to remain anonymous, Davis had been overtaking along a stretch of road layered with loose gravel.  The rate of speed at which he was presumably driving caused him to veer slightly, before losing control of the steering wheel altogether and swerving into oncoming traffic.  The impact of the collision resulted in extensive damages to the front portion of the smaller vehicle.  The passenger side airbag deployed violently, causing the passenger in the front seat to sustain severe injuries to the face.  While Bailey and Valerio were subsequently rushed to the K.H.M.H. for emergency medical treatment, Davis remained trapped within the mangled wreck.  Personnel from the fire department had to be summoned to the scene of the accident before Davis was able to be freed from the vehicle.  Assistant Fire Chief Benisford Matura shared details of Davis’ extrication.

 

Benisford Matura

Benisford Matura, Assistant Fire Chief

“This morning, approximately 7:10, we got a call of an accident, a vehicular accident at mile five on the George Price Highway.  Our south side unit was dispatched to the area.  Upon arrival, BERT ambulance and the police had already been there.  There was an accident between a grey Lexus car and a Unicomer delivery truck.  Upon arrival, there were three persons in the grey Lexus car but two of the passengers had already been transported to the hospital, one was trapped.  The driver which is Mister Warren Davis was trapped.  Our department got into operation with the use of the Jaws of Life [and] after a few minutes we managed to extricate Mr. Davis and then he was transported to the hospital.”

 

Warren Davis

News Five understands that Bailey, otherwise known as Hulk, was en route to court for a scheduled appearance this morning.  He received injuries to his head and suffered a broken leg.  Randeen Valerio is listed in a stable but critical condition; meanwhile there is no word on the status of Warren Davis, despite a notice of intended prosecution being issued. Reporting for News Five, I am Isani Cayetano.

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