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Mar 8, 2011

Senior Citizens die after car plunges at México Creek Bridge

Ronald & Martie Moran

Aside from the murders, there were other fatalities over the weekend. The Mexico Creek Bridge at mile nineteen and a half on the Northern Highway was the scene for a deadly accident; two persons lost their lives when their vehicle ran off the highway.  An elderly American couple, eighty-three year old Ronald Moran and his wife, eighty-two year old Martie, perished after the Ford F-three-fifty flatbed pick-up truck in which they were travelling suffered a left front wheel blowout and plunged into a dry portion of the creek.  The incident occurred just after twelve-thirty on Saturday afternoon as the couple was heading northwards.  Originally from the United States, the husband and wife team relocated to Sarteneja Village in Corozal years ago.  Edward Cabanes was at home a few hundred yards away and ran out after he heard a loud bang as the vehicle plunged at driving speed into the creek.

Edward Cabanes, Lives Near Accident Scene

“It was really messed up and apparently the two of them died.  So it was really messed up.”

Marion Ali

“I understand they suffered a blow-out. Do you know what happened?”

Edward Cabanes

“If you look on the left side of the vehicle you see a blowout right.  So I think they just went scared and they just pressed gas instead because you would have seen a brakes mark.”

Marion Ali

“You went there and you tried to help?”

Edward Cabanes

Edward Cabanes

“I went there after some people already been there and it was just messed up.”

Marion Ali

“They were already dead?”

Edward Cabanes

“They were already dead; yes ma’am. But they got the man out of the vehicle.  He was still living and when they put him in the ambulance, from there he just passed out.”

The bodies of Ronald and Martie Moran are yet to be claimed by family members.

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2 Responses for “Senior Citizens die after car plunges at México Creek Bridge”

  1. daveyt says:

    Very sad. accidents do happen, but in Belize, they are helped by the poor state of the roads, and total lack of markinggs and crash barriers where they should be. that bridge is on a straight and well built stretch of road, but there are no warning signs or markings on the appraoach, and no crash barriers on either side, to help avaiod vehicles plunging into the culvert.

    We have a department of transport, and they do nothing – as with all the other departments and ministries, millions of taxpayers hard earned cash goes in, and very little benefits to the taxpayers come out. Politricks is the place to be if you want to get rich quickly, without having to spend any of your own money, and being a Lawyer would be a bonus, as you’d be trained to lie convincingly too!

    We need accountability and transparency, as promised by both UDP and PUP, but that will never happen while the same players are in the game. The American Revolution was partly over this issue “No taxation without representation” was a warcry from the people who stood up to the British at the time. maybe it’s time the people stood up and demanded change, fairness and DEMOCRACY in Belize before it’s too late!

  2. Bulba Martinez says:

    To daveyt, I have been saying this for a very long time my friend. “Six ah one and half a dozen ah di other”. This nonsense has been happening since King Hatchet was a Hammer and these bureaucrats don’t give two coconut husk about you or anyone else other than themselves and their (Political) family. Hopefully it won’t happen to them or their family members before they do something about our roads, not wishing anything bad to anyone but this is usually the case and it’s so sad.

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