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Apr 4, 2016

P.U.P. Deputy Leader Served With NIP for RTA

Trial Farm resident Julia Arana remains hospitalized at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after she was hit on Saturday night by Orange Walk South area representative Jose Abelardo Mai. Arana received injuries to the head and is in an induced coma. Mai has been served with a notice of intended prosecution. The accident happened near the gas station in Trial Farm Village Orange Walk District.  According to Orange Walk police, Mai was driving his 2007 Toyota Hilux when he noticed a woman running across the road.  He attempted to swerve out of the way, but unfortunately still ended up hitting Arana.


Selvyn Tillett

ASP Selvyn Tillett, O.C., Orange Walk Police

“On Friday, the first of April 2016, Jose Abelardo Mai, forty-six year old Belizean member of the House of Representative reported to police that at about eight-twenty p.m., while driving his 2007 silver hilux on the Phillip Goldson Highway from a north to south direction from Corozal to Orange Walk. Upon reaching San Martin Gas Station in Trial Farm Village, Orange Walk District, a female ran in front of his vehicle. He immediately applied brakes but the female was knocked down and fell to the ground; he immediately stopped and rendered aid by transporting her to the Northern Regional Hospital. The victim’s name was learned to be Julia Arana, fifty-nine year old Belizean domestic of Trial Farm Village. She was observed with injuries to the head and immediately underwent surgery and later transported to the K.H.M.H. in Belize City where she remains in a critical condition. Urine sample was obtained from Mister Mai and he has been served with a notice of intended prosecution; police investigations continue.”

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