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Feb 20, 2020

RTA on Placencia Road Kills One

Hilberto Romero

There was a fatal traffic accident on the Placencia Road that has left one man dead. Police say that on Tuesday, forty-one-year-old Roberto Cordova lost his life when his motorcycle and car collided. At this time investigators are trying to determine what caused the accident. Here’s more from Senior Superintendent Hilberto Romero.


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero, Deputy Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Placencia Police responded to a traffic accident between miles twenty-one and twenty-two on the Placencia Road. Upon their arrival, they observed a Ford Fusion car on the right hand side of the road and a black motorcycle was seen partially under the car. Investigation revealed that the vehicle and motorcycle were travelling in opposite directions when they collided at some point on the road. As a result, the driver of the motorcycle succumbed to his injuries. He was identified as forty-one-year-old Roberto Cordova.”



“Sir, any indication who was on the wrong side of the road?”


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Investigation will determine that thereafter. We will look on all the sketches drawn and statements recorded for that to be determined thereafter.”


Andrea Polanco

“Sir, anything to determine if anyone was under the influence of alcohol?”


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“That will be determined by tests that will be done.”

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