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Apr 12, 2021

Police Corporal Dies After Crashing Motorbike into a Fence

Johannes Rudon

Corporal Johannes Rudon lost his life on Sunday night after colliding into a fence in Belize City. The police officer was off-duty and was riding a motorcycle when he rounded the corner at high speed.  The impact caused massive injuries and Rudon perished at the scene.  According to investigators, a post mortem examination, as well as other tests, will determine whether alcohol was a factor in the deadly crash. 

 

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

“On Sunday, April 11th, 2021, police responded to a report of an RTA on Regent Street.  Upon their arrival, they saw the motionless body of a male person and a motorcycle was also seen in the area with damages.  The male person was later identified Johannes Rudon, forty-nine-year-old Belizean corporal of police attached to the Belize Police Department.  He was taken to the K.H.M.H. where he was pronounced dead on arrival.  An investigation is being conducted into this matter.”

 

Hilberto Romero

Reporter

“Can you say if he was on duty or if the bike was licensed or if he was…”

 

Supt. Hilberto Romero

“He was not on duty; he was riding his motorcycle in that area at the time.”

 

Reporter

“Is alcohol a factor in this accident?”

 

Supt. Hilberto Romero

“We do not know at this time, a post mortem examination will be conducted and other tests will be done.”


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