Accident victims want answers
On Monday a group of employees on their way to an early morning shift at Windy Hills Resort were involved in a near fatal collision. The Toyota Hiace they were traveling in along the Western Highway near mile sixty-nine was severely damaged when an oncoming vehicle, an Isuzu D-max driven by twenty year old Ian Vega, violently slammed into its side. The accident resulted in massive injuries to all three occupants of the minivan, including its driver, thirty-four year old Luis Polanco, who remains in critical condition at Belize Healthcare Partners Limited. Polanco received severe head injury and has undergone several emergency surgeries as his brain continued to swell following the incident. Complicating his injuries is the fact that he has also suffered at least two cardiac arrests since the accident. Traveling in the vehicle with him was Erlin Pook and Reina Ruiz. Pook’s right tibia was fractured while Ruiz suffered lacerations and bruises to various parts of her body. Polanco ’s family claims that a proper investigation into the accident has not been conducted by San Ignacio Police Formation, which is yet to issue an official report to the victims. It is also uncertain whether any blood/alcohol tests were conducted on Vega who has since been served a writ of intended prosecution for driving a motor vehicle without due care and attention.