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Jul 29, 2009

Government minister involved in road accident

Story PictureBut turning north, Minister Nemencio Acosta and his wife Esther are home safe after a scare on Northern Highway on Tuesday night. Acosta was driving the government’s Isuzu D-Max when at around seven-thirty p.m., he experienced a tire blowout near mile forty-six in Carmelita Village, Orange Walk. The fifty-eight year old minister and his wife were traveling from Belize City en route to Corozal Town. The pickup flipped several times before coming to a stop. The Acostas received minor injuries and Deputy O.C. of the Orange Walk Police, Inspector Tillett, says the vehicle was extensively damaged.

Inspector Selvin Tillett, Deputy O.C., Orange Walk Police
“Police responded and met a blue D-Max pickup, bearing license plate BMP-0063, on the left side of the road going towards Belize City with the top of the cab damage, windshield broken, right front fender bent. Investigations revealed that honorable Nemencio Acosta, fifty-eight years of Corozal town was driving from Belize City towards Orange Walk, accompanied by his wife, Esther Acosta, when he suddenly suffered a blow out to the left front tire. As a result he lost control of the vehicle, which overturned. Miss Acosta sustained abrasions on both knees and Mr. Acosta sustained abrasions to the left knee and complained of chest pains.”

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