Accident leaves one child dead and another hospitalized
There was a terrible traffic accident this afternoon immediately in front of the Belizean Chinese Fast Food restaurant on Cemetery Road. A white van hit two school children, one died on the spot when his head was crushed by the vehicle. His sibling was injured and has been hospitalized at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. The driver of the truck, who witnesses say may have been intoxicated, was apparently heading downtown when he reportedly lost control of the van and ran into the sidewalk where the two school children were standing. Onlookers gathered at the site of the accident and the driver of the vehicle felt the wrath of bystanders. The children’s mother fainted at the scene and also had to be rushed to the hospital. We will have more details on this story in Thursday’s newscast.