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Sep 2, 2019

Reginald Ruiz Critical after being Rear Ended by Police Mobile

Sixty-year-old Reginald Ruiz is tonight in a critical condition at the K.H.M.H. after he was hit from the rear by a police mobile. The accident happened between mile forty-four and forty-five on the George Price Highway at around five o’clock on Sunday evening. Ruiz was on a red Meilun tricycle traveling from Belmopan in the direction of Saint Matthews Village when a police Wingle Truck, driven at the time by Inspector Clifton who attempted to overtake Ruiz on the highway. Ruiz was rear-ended and flown off the tricycle. Ruiz received severe head injuries and was rushed to the Western Regional Hospital by Barbara Fisher and her husband. Fisher told us what she saw.

 

Barbara Fisher, Eyewitness

 “The police vehicle hit the motorcycle from behind and after hitting the man, the man jumped in the air and fell flat on the ground again.”

 

Hipolito Novelo

“Was the police officer speeding?”

 

Barbara Fisher

Barbara Fisher

“I would say, yes. Yes.”

 

Hipolito Novelo

“Okay so what happened next? Did the police officer render aid?”

 

Barbara Fisher

“Yes he did stopped and rendered aid. After he hit the man he just went up a little bit more and then he came out  of the vehicle and ran up to where the man was. My husband went over there and when he went over there my husband and when he went over there the police me asked him if we can take him to the hospital.”

 

Hipolito Novelo

“What condition was the man in? “

 

Barbara Fisher,

“He was unconscious but when we put him in the vehicle, he went into a coma. “

 

Hipolito Novelo

“He had his helmet on?”

 

Barbara Fisher

“We didn’t see any helmet but all we saw was blood coming from his head.”

 


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