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Jul 21, 2009

Man injured in traffic accident on Northern Highway

Story PictureAnd in a story just into our newsroom, a man was injured in a traffic accident around five-thirty this evening between miles three and four on the Northern Highway. News Five spoke with truck driver, Baltazar Goodger who said he was heading home in Ladyville when the collision occurred.

Baltazar Goodger, Truck Driver
“All of a sudden I see ah try to turn a u-turn. I decide mi mind dat I wah pass, I blow my horn and I decide to pass him. He still mek di u-turn and that’s where we had the accident.”

Marion Ali
“So you were headed up the—towards Orange Walk and he made a u-turn to return to Belize City.”

Baltazar Goodger
“Yes, getting the ladies over there when he was going di lady dehn hail ah and ih decide ih wah spin round fi go back dah di lady and dis is where di accident happen.”

Marion Ali
“So you ran into the rear of his vehicle.”

Baltazar Goodger
“No, to di side weh he spin in front ah me. He spin right round in front ah me on di road.”

Marion Ali
“Okay, so di accident was required out here.”

Baltazar Goodger
“Yes, di ambulance ker ah cause ih get wah cut inna ih forhead. Dat dah weh happen.”

Marion Ali
“Did you get hurt?”

Baltazar Goodger
“No, if I was coming fast den we would ah have big accident but I wasn’t coming fast because di place was busy.”

Marion Ali
“You had any passengers?”

Baltazar Goodger
“Yes, my two son was in the truck with me; one nine and mi grandson.”

Marion Ali
“They’re okay?”

Baltazar Goodger
“Yes, dah only di guy got hurt; he get wah cut.”

Marion Ali
“And he had passengers?”

Baltazar Goodger
“No, he was alone.”

The injured man, Erasmo Perez, was taken by Ambulance to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for treatment for a concussion to his head and for observation.


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