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Jul 20, 2009

Mother of 2 dies while exiting bus

Story PictureWhile no one was injured in the fire, a mother of two is dead after she reportedly fell out of a moving bus this morning. The incident occurred in the vicinity of the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza at mile three on the Northern Highway. The Venus bus left the Belize City terminal at nine fifteen en route to Chetumal but never made it. Reports are that twenty four year Marta Gomez was trying to alight the bus in the area of the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza around mile three on the Northern Highway when she slipped out of the bus, fell off the shoulder of the road and sustained fatal head injuries. News Five spoke with Gomez’ friend, Emperatriz Mesa, who said her friend ran out of luck.

Emperatriz Mesa, Friend of Deceased
“Everyday ih husband ker she dah work. Todeh first day he can’t ker ah fi work. She ketch bus and she neva know good di area. When she pass di area she never check good weh part she need fi jump. Two minutes or three minutes after she si ih done pass and tell di driver man please stop di bus before she jump continue. She still a man tell me dis morning—ih seh before di gial come off di bus no stop and when she fell down di bus knock ih body. di man seh maybe one hour he call police, he call ambulance fi pick up di gial. He seh he ketch di gial. Before dat ih seh di gial open ih eye really big and she want somebody bring it for hospital but somebody police tell he dehn can’t bring di next car, if dehn bring di next car ih have to pay some money. Ih have to wait ambulance. I don’t know why. Ih seh one hour after di ambulance go pick up di gial.”

Marion Ali
“So she was on the ground for one hour?”

Emperatriz Mesa
“Yes, for one hour. Dis morning he di come from di airport he di pass di street and di si one girl on di street. Ih seh oh maybe my friend Marta, ih stop and he go check and he see.”

Marta leaves behind her husband and two small children who are three years and three months old. Police have since impounded the Venus bus for investigation. They have also detained the bus driver, Donaldo Vasquez and the conductor, Ruben Moralez for questioning and have issued a notice of intended prosecution to Vasquez.

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