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Aug 30, 2021

Intoxicated Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Joseph Myvett

There was a fatal road traffic accident on the Hummingbird Highway over the weekend. Michael Acosta was riding a motorcycle heading towards Pomona Village when he could not avoid hitting a pedestrian who was reportedly staggering across the highway. Hope Creek resident, Bartholomew Stanley was struck by the cycle and sustained head and bodily injuries and died on the scene. Acosta has since been served with a notice of intended prosecution.


ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Dangriga Police responded to the scene of a road traffic accident somewhere around miles nine on the Stann Creek Valley Road where they met and spoke to Michael Acosta who was on the scene. Also seen on the scene was a Hispanic descent male in the middle of the highway, apparently motionless. What Mister Acosta reported to police is that he was northbound coming out of Dangriga, when he saw this male person staggering in the middle of the highway going in the same direction that he was travelling in. In an effort to avoid hitting this person, he then moved more towards the left hand side of the road to which the person staggered into his motorbike and he unfortunately was knocked down by Mister Acosta.”

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