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Jul 1, 2019

Elderly Man Loses Both Legs in Traffic Mishap

Heading north, sixty-nine-year-old Primitivo Itza lost both of his legs on Friday evening when a commuter bus ran him over in Orange Walk Town.  The elderly resident of Palmar was in the vicinity of the park near Queen Victoria Avenue when he was knocked down by bus driver Jovel Requeña.  Due to the extent of his injuries, Itza’s legs had to be amputated.  According to ACP Joseph Myvett, the driver of the bus has since been served with a notice of intended prosecution.

 

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Sometime shortly before six p.m., Orange Walk police responded to the scene of a traffic accident on Queen Victoria Avenue whereupon arrival a passenger bus was seen northbound and just behind the passenger bus an elderly Hispanic man was seen on the ground with injuries to both legs.  His name was learned to be Primitivo Itza, sixty-nine-years-old of a Palmar Road address.  He was taken to the Northern Regional Hospital where, because of the injuries, both of his legs were amputated.  The driver was taken into custody and a notice of intended prosecution was served on him pending the outcome of the investigation.  What he reported to the police is that whilst in the area of the park on Queen Victoria Avenue, he had made a brief stop and whilst moving off he heard the sound as if though he ran over something, causing him to stop.  So a police investigation into this matter is still ongoing.”

 

Joseph Myvett

Reporter

“Sir, is there anything to suggest fault on the end of either of these two persons, the victim who was injured or the driver of the bus?”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“At this point in time I would not want to go into the details other than to say that apparently the elderly man attempted to cross the street whilst the bus was moving.”

 

Reporter

“What condition is that individual?”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“He is in a stable condition at this time.”


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