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May 26, 2020

Elderly Man Knocked Down and Left for Dead

Rudolph Rodriguez

Sixty-eight-year-old Rudolph Rodriguez died this afternoon after being the victim of a hit and run incident that occurred on Saturday night.  It happened on the Old Northern Highway when Rodriguez was making his way home after a day of hard labour. Those who witnessed the crime quickly took the elderly man to the K.H.M.H. where he bravely fought for his life. The prognosis, however, was not good and in the afternoon, Rodriguez took his last breath. His nephew, Said Alvarez, told us what happened.


Said Alvarez

Said Alvarez, Nephew of Deceased

“Around four p.m. my uncle left because he was called to do a labor job. He is in construction and that is what he does. He had finished approximately after five, six sometime between that time and he went to one of his close friends within the village. He sat and drank three beers. That is it. His friend then mentions to him, you know what I won’t let you leave on your own, I will take you within the Salt Creek Road and at the same time too by the time his friend went to the shop across the street and he came back. That was it. He was walking his bicycle after coming from doing a labor job from the Sandhill Village is that a vehicle, black in color, actually knocked him down while going home. If you are going from Belize City going up there is a curve right before the Maskall junction going into the Old Belize Road. Right there is where it happened.”

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