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Oct 20, 2011

Students knocked down in Capital

Leonie Gillham

University of Belize students, eighteen year old Gladys Chiac and nineteen year old Tiffany Herrera were knocked down on Wednesday night on the Ring Road in Belmopan. The students were hit by a car driven at the time by Police Constable, thirty one year old Solomon Mas, attached to the Belmopan Police Station. While Herrera was treated and released, Chiac wasn’t as fortunate, tonight she is hospitalized at the KHMH fighting for her life with serious head injuries. Late this evening News Five spoke with Chiac’s guardian.

Leonie Gillham, Chiac’s Guardian

“They left home to go to U.B.; they had a seven o’clock class. So they left from the home and went across and when they were crossing from Sinsonte Street to go across the ring road, this car came from nowhere and knocked both of them down.”

Andrea Polanco

“So what’s the condition of your daughter at this time?”

Leonie Gillham

“Gladys is in a critical condition here at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. She was transferred by ambulance last night from Belmopan, Western Regional. When we got here, we took her to Medical Associates where she got a CT Scan but then they had to redo the CT Scan here at Karl Heusner and it shows that she has a crack on her scalp and there is swelling in the brain and there is spots of blood over her brain. She was very combative, fighting, screaming—her head was hurting. So to this morning the doctor told me that she has a fifty-fifty chance to make it through.”

The police report states that Mas, who volunteered to give a blood specimen for analysis, was served with a notice of intended prosecution.

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2 Responses for “Students knocked down in Capital”

  1. Jean says:

    Triplets were born to the Moody family on Canal side and cor Dean or South streets between 1960-1962. They were 2 boys and 1 gril.

  2. Jean says:

    Triplets were born to the Moody family on Canal side and cor Dean or South streets between 1960-1962. They were 2 boys and 1 girl.

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