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Dec 10, 2018

John Thomas Perishes 4 Days after Accident in Louisville

Alejandro Cowo

Meanwhile, in Louisville a man perished four days after he was involved in a traffic accident in that northern village. Sometime last week, John Thomas was one of two victims in a collision at the junction in the village. Eyewitness reports are that the driver of the offending vehicle was intoxicated and that could have led to the accident. He fractured both of his legs during the head-on collision. But interestingly today, police say that blood samples could not have been obtained at the instruction of the medical team who attended to him.


ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City

“I know that that is one of the allegations that is out there, however, the police did the process that they had to do. We have to understand that because of the nature of the incident where the suspected driver bled profusely and was losing a lot of blood, the medical personnel advised us that it was not prudent for any blood to be drawn from him.”



“But what about the option of a urine sample being taken?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Once the medical doctor says we cannot do it, we cannot go against because it is a consent form that has to be signed for us to do that process.”



“So then at no point will we know if alcohol was a factor in this accident?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo



The driver was released on Friday and served with an NIP; both of his legs are broken and he is bed-ridden at the moment.

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