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Apr 11, 2022

First Fatal Accident Reported in Gales Point Manatee

Jashua Samuels

It is the first fatal accident being reported in Gales Point Manatee, but on Saturday night, seventeen-year-old Jashua Samuels lost his life after he lost control of a motorcycle. Around six p.m., Samuels was riding the motorcycle near the cemetery in the village when he crashed into a lamppost and sustained severe head and body injuries. He was rushed to the Southern Regional Hospital, but died. Communications Director, Assistant Superintendent Fitzroy Yearwood shared details.


ASP Fitzroy Yearwood

ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, Communications Director, Belize Police Department

“They were informed that the driver of a motorbike Jashua Samuels was transported to the Southern Regional Hospital. I know that initial investigation reveal that he was driving his motorbike around the cemetery area of Manatee when he lost control of it and collided into a lamppost. Unfortunately, Jashua, seventeen-year-old, succumbed to his injuries at the Southern Regional Hospital while receiving treatment.”



“Sir, was he a licensed driver?”


ASP Fitzroy Yearwood

“Well Jules to be honest, I didn’t see that indicated in the report, but I will query about it.”



“Was he sixteen or seventeen?”


ASP Fitzroy Yearwood

“Seventeen, according to what the report is saying. But I know that at the age of seventeen, you could be the holder of a valid driver’s license.”

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