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Oct 13, 2022

Police Investigation into Deadly Corozal Accident Continues

Chester Williams

The deadly accident that claimed the life of twenty-one-year-old Jorge Vargas near Ranchito Village on Tuesday remains an open investigation, as the Belize Police Department continues to gather information on what transpired that resulted in the fatal RTA on the Philip Goldson Highway.  The head-on collision between a taxi van and an ambulance also injured several other persons who were treated for varying degrees of injuries.  According to ComPol Williams, a file is being put together that will be forwarded to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.


Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“The file for that matter is being compiled and will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.”



“Are there any witnesses?”


Chester Williams

“Certainly there were people in the vehicle who survived.  They are witnesses that the police will rely upon as a part of the investigation.”



“Do you find that it’s difficult though in this investigation because while the reports say that the ambulance was trying to overtake, at the same time we know that vehicles are supposed to move out of the way for the ambulance?”


Chester Williams

“Certainly, that’s one of the issues we have in Belize.  Only in Belize certain things happen.  We know already that once we hear the ambulance, the police or the fire sirens, it means that you must clear the way for an emergency.  And certain drivers just have no regard to that and would want to race with the ambulance or the police or the fire truck which is wrong.  Nonetheless, we cannot say at this time what the cause is, so we’ll just await the investigation to be completed and then we’ll be guided by the Director of Public Prosecutions from there.”

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