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Mar 25, 2019

Motorcyclist Killed in Head on Collision in Scotland Halfmoon

Vladimir Aguilar

From the south to the Belize District where two separate fatal traffic accidents claimed the lives of a father of one and a young woman. A collision involving yet another motorcycle and a pickup up truck in Scotland Halfmoon ended the life of twenty-eight-year-old carpenter, Vladimir Aguilar. Aguilar never got to his home as a pickup truck crashed head on with him on Saturday night. The motorist expired minutes later in the pan of a police pickup truck.  News Five’s Duane Moody reports.


Duane Moody, Reporting

Twenty-eight-year-old Vladimir Aguilar was on his way home to Scotland Half Moon from Burrell Boom after repairing his Lifan motorbike. A pickup truck travelling in the opposite direction collided head on into him. The motorcycle was mangled and Aguilar was flung into the bushes; the pickup came to a stop over nine hundred feet away.


Alejandro Cowo

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

“Initial information to the police is that the driver of the vehicle, Mister Brian August, a Belizean of a Belmopan address, was driving from Scotland Halfmoon towards Burrell Boom junction and he jut overtook a vehicle and whilst overtaking he heard a loud noise and then realized that somebody was under the vehicle. As a result of that, an NIP was served to him and a blood sample was also provided by him.”


Nelson Aguilar, Brother of Deceased

“He didn’t die on the spot. The police asked for our help to put him in the back of the truck to rush him down to meet the ambulance. And by Sebastian Bridge, right there he died, like twelve minutes after they left me.”


Nelson Aguilar

The incident occurred around seven p.m. and Nelson Aguilar says he was the first family member to reach the scene, after he got a distress call from a friend. He recounts what he saw when he arrived to find his brother gasping for air.


Nelson Aguilar

“My friend mi di pass and he heard a big bang and he called me and said, I think dah your bredda get knocked down….as I reach there, I ask if they done call the police or ambulance…try clear up the blood from ih nose. He was very damaged bad…bruise up.”


Some residents say that the motorbike was travelling without a headlight and that the driver of the pickup truck, forty-eight year-old Brian August, may not have spotted the motorcyclist.


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“That is something the investigators are still dealing with. All we know is that both of them were travelling in opposite direction and one had just overtaken a truck when the incident happened.”


Nelson Aguilar

“He was here; he had a leaking problem…and it looked like the night catch him…so as soon as that I gone there. He’s not known to be speeding; he always very careful. Always everything…he don’t drink and drive, nothing like that. He don’t drink at all, almost.”


Brian August has been issued with a notice of intended prosecution. Duane Moody for News Five.

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