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Nov 2, 2009

Ten wheeler truck knocks down Georgeville resident

Story PictureAlso in the west, a sixteen year old minor luckily survived an accident involving a ten wheeler truck on the Western Highway. She has been stabilized but doctors at the K.H.M.H. say they are not sure if she will be able to walk on her own again. Shortly before five last Saturday morning, Lore Williams, a student of the Centre for Employment Training, was pinned between the rear wheels of a ten wheel construction truck as she made her way across the highway and the vehicle moved in her direction. The accident happened just a block away from Williams’ residence in Georgeville. News Five’s Duane Moody has this report.

Duane Moody, Reporting
Lore Williams had just alighted a bus and made her way across the highway when she was hit by a ten wheeler truck. The student landed between two rear tires.

Rosetta Williams, Mother of Accident Victim
“Doctor say she is doing okay otherwise from a little back pain weh ih left with. Ih got wah broken foot, a fractured ankle and ih two pelvis bone fractured so dat dah what have ah dat ih can’t move right now pan bed.”

Duane Moody
“It’s the lower part of the body that the vehicle ran over?”

Rosetta Williams
“Yeah. Ih mi deh home di do some work eena my kitchen and one ah my lee cousin come and holla auntie wah big truck knock down Lore out ah road. So I run. I drop everything weh I mi di do and I run out ah road. When I reach out deh, dehn done put ah eena wah truck and di ker ah dah hospital. So I tell dehn ker ah dah La Loma Luz Hospital but otherwise I no know what happened.”

The truck is the property of Bella Vista Construction, a company hired by the Ministry of Works to replace a culvert at the site. But according to an eyewitness, the unfortunate event could not have been prevented.

Voice of Eyewitness
“I just saw the little girl cross the street and when she crossed the highway, which is a highway that traffic back and forth. That’s the only highway from Belize to Cayo. I saw the little girl cross the street and when she crossed the street, it’s right in front of the truck she walked. And when she walked in front of the truck and at the same time the truck moved off. The driver couldn’t see the little girl cause the truck is so high and when the truck move off it hit the girl exactly in the back of her lower back. She fell down and we were yelling and screaming at the truck driver and he couldn’t hear us. When he did hear us, it’s because he was already over the little girl. He himself couldn’t believe that he hit somebody. When the truck hit her in the back, she fell forward and the truck just was going slow and he did hear us but because the front back tire was already over her and she was between both tires.”

Duane Moody
“How was she taken out from under the vehicle?”

Voice of Eyewitness
“The excavator driver heard the commotion, heard all the yelling and screaming and when he saw it he backed up his excavator, spin around and hooked a chain from the excavator bucket to the back of the truck and raise the truck and the little girl was pulled out from the bottom of the truck.”

Insp. Dinsdale Thompson, Deputy O.C., San Ignacio Police
“The driver has been arrested already and served with an NIP. The police investigations continue as to the final details of what really occurred at that location on that evening.”

The driver of the vehicle, twenty-eight year old Ismael Hoare, was subsequently detained and has since been served with a notice of intended prosecution until the outcome of police investigations. Duane Moody, reporting for News Five.

Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

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