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Dec 7, 2009

Couple knocked down in hit and run; husband killed

Story PictureWhile no one was injured in the fires, one man lost his life in a traffic accident. Police have in custody a Honduran national working as a taxi driver in Belize following the hit and run on Saturday evening. Thirty-two year old Juan Rodrigues knocked down fifty-six year old Manuel Dubon and his spouse fifty-four year old Eva Gomez in the Buttercup Area of Burrell Boom and did not stop to help. Dubon, a father of six sons, died of head injuries at the scene of the accident, and Gomez is currently hospitalized with a broken shoulder and ankle. News Five found more details on the tragic mishap.

Theresa Deras, Sister-In-Law, Accident Victim (Translated)
“Ih happen round five to six and my granny tell she if ih want go dah church wid dehn but she tell dehn no because she feel bad and she wah wait until my pa come and den when my pa mi di come he find dehn pan di ground. My granny foot mi bruk and my grandpa mi dead. He dah wah nice person. He dah noh wah bad person. He dah wah man weh work hard.”

Sgt. Aaron Zuniga, Investigating Officer, Ladyville Police
“The name of the male person is one Manuel Dubon and the name of the female is one Eva Gomez. Mr. Dubon, who was on the left hand side of the road apparently died, while his wife Mrs. Gomez suffered injuries to her body. The right shoulder was broken and also the left ankle was broken whereby Mrs. Dubon was transported to K.H.M.H. by Bert Ambulance.”

Jose Sanchez
“How were you able to track down the driver? It was a hit and run right?”

Sgt. Aaron Zuniga
“Actually the driver handed over himself the same night where he is in police custody at this time.”

Jose Sanchez
“At the time of the accident, his license plate and bumper, were they left on the road?”

Sgt. Aaron Zuniga
“What happened the license plate and bumper was on the scene and the police investigated due to the fact of the license plate.”

Jose Sanchez
“What would he be charged with, the driver?”

Sgt. Aaron Zuniga
“Well he has several charges to get like Driving Without Due Care and Attention, Failure to Render Assistance, Causing Death by Careless Conduct and etcetera.”

Sergeant Aaron Zuniga says Rodrigues will be charged by the end of tomorrow.

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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