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Jan 10, 2019

Chinese National Leaps from Vehicle to his Death

Joseph Myvett

Since Monday’s routine press briefing with the police, there has not been much coming out of the department in terms of crimes across the country. There were, however, several fatalities as it relates to road traffic accidents in the past twenty-four hours. The most recent was the death of a Chinese national who reportedly alighted from a moving vehicle in Steadfast Village, Stann Creek. Thirty-six-year-old Belmopan resident Gian Wu Yan fell under a cargo truck, which ran over him. He was rushed to the Southern Regional Hospital, but perished. ACP Joseph Myvett gave the details as to what transpired.


ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Sometime around three-thirty-five p.m. Dangriga police were called to an area in Steadfast on the Hummingbird Highway where upon arrival, they learnt that a vehicle being driven by Hui Wang Tan, thirty-six years Chinese businessman. The vehicle was a cargo truck that was south bound and according to Tan when being interview, while approaching one of those narrow bridges, a vehicle was coming from the opposite direction which had already been on the bridge travelling towards his direction. He applied brake and the brake failed. As a result, his passenger, Gian Wu Yan, thirty-six years of a Belmopan address who was the only passenger travelling along with him, fearing for an imminent accident jumped from the moving vehicle and hit his head on the bridge and fell under the vehicle which eventually ran over him before still colliding into the oncoming vehicle. As a result, he was taken to the southern regional hospital where he died.”


The driver of the cargo truck remains in police custody.

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