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Dec 1, 2017

Child survives hit and run in Belize City

Emmett Burgess

An eleven-year-old boy is hospitalized at the K.H.M.H. after he was knocked down in front of DK Supermarket on the Philip Goldson Highway. A vehicle stopped and a driver signaled Emmett Burgess to cross the highway, but another vehicle that was overtaking hit the minor. Today when we spoke with the family, they were asking the public’s help to identify the driver. But late this evening police issued a release that says the driver of the vehicle is twenty-nine-year-old Ralph Burns of Lord’s Bank. Burns was served with an N.I.P. Elida Rhamdas told us today that her nephew suffered injuries to the upper body.

 

Elida Mangar Rhamdas, Aunt of Accident Victim

“He was knocked down in front of DK Supermarket and right now we nuh know who knock ah down and we di ask anybody out deh if deh know who to please come forward and assist weh how he get knock down and who knock ah down.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“How did he get knocked down? Was he crossing the street? What happened?”

 

Elida Mangar Rhamdas

Elida Mangar Rhamdas

“He mi di come out ah DK and he was crossing the highway and so another vehicle stop fi mek he pass and while the vehicle stop another vehicle came from behind overtake and that dah when he get hit.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“And no surveillance cameras around there to help?”

 

Elida Mangar Rhamdas

“No. None at Dk’s; none at Caribbean Hotel; no cameras so far. He is injured. He has a broken left arm; face injuries; apparently head injuries and he bleed from his nose, so we di wait fi do wah CT Scan to find out what dah the injuries from that.”

 

 

Andrea Polanco

“How is the doctor classifying his condition?”

Elida Mangar Rhamdas

“So far, he is stable because he could talk – not much but he could talk and he could get up because nothing really happen to ih foot; dah just the upper part of the body.”

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