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Feb 12, 2013

Cayo cab driver comatose after beaten

Pedro Ch’oc

A taxi operator from San Ignacio is tonight in a coma at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after he was hit on the head with a piece of wood on Saturday morning. Sometime around three a.m., forty-two year old Pedro Ch’oc was carrying a fare when it is alleged that he was attacked by his passengers. He lost control of his vehicle and crashed in a ditch. Ch’oc was rushed to the San Ignacio Hospital where he received several stitches for a gash to the head. He was released later that day, but by Sunday, he complained of pains and slipped into a coma. Ch’oc was rushed to the K.H.M.H. where he is currently fighting for his life. News Five spoke off camera today to his wife, Elena Ch’oc, who says that she believes that the incident was an attempted robbery.


Voice of: Elena Ch’oc, Wife of Victim

“I was not at home, I get a call sometime after three the morning that my husband was on his way to the hospital. Yes he runs taxi so; he had some guys with him. When they call me them seh he dih go dah hospital and I ask  my son what happen. Ih seh dem look like some guys dem beat ah, ih seh but daddy call we and ih seh daddy vehicle ina drain so we gone pull him out. the guys dem neva do him nothing as yet when my son and my bredah get there, the guys just outah no way deh seh dih guy pick up the piece ah two by four weh deh mih dih use fih jack up the vehicle  and whap my husband ina ih head. Well critical I would say and I’m just praying for the best and only a miracle can save him. well right now the doctors say he had a problem with his lungs due to because we take him to the San Ignacio hospital, they just stitched , they just do the stitching on his head send him back home and the next day, he had too  much pain so we took him back and that’s why they sent him here so.”


The family says that they will make a report to the San Ignacio police on the incident.

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1 Response for “Cayo cab driver comatose after beaten”

  1. Storm says:

    Sounds like attempted murder to me. Let the attackers die in prison so we will all be a little safer.

    Question: didn’t the doctors make an effective scan of his head to see if there was a fracture or internal bleeding? Apparently he should have been kept for observation in the hospital, not released to go home.

    Anyway, I’ll pray for his full recovery. We don’t need to lose another Belizean life so needlessly.

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