Tonight, Solomon Ramirez is clinging to life after he was involved in a road traffic incident which occurred on the George Price Highway last night. Andrew Mitchell and Veronica Vasquez, were traveling with their child in a Toyota Four Runner when the vehicle reportedly rear-ended Ramirez who was travelling in the same direction on his motorcycle. Ramirez was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he is listed in a critical condition in the ICU. Love News spoke with his sister, Ionie Samuels.
Ionie Samuels Sister of Road Accident Victim: “Because I was going upstairs to my sisters house in Gale’s point one morning and she called me and I wondered what happened and then I turned back and when I turned back she said mom do you know what happened Solomon get hit with a vehicle and he is supposed to be critical. I get to understand that the person hit him from back on. They were going the same direction and I get to understand that the person didn’t see or something like that and the wife that was inside or somebody that was inside said that you hit someone. I just sleep last night, think on it and I beg the good lord to spare his life and then early this morning my son that lives in Mahogany Heights Trevus he came this morning and he brought me straight here to the Hospital where I am now. They said he is on 50/50 chances.
ASP Alejandro Cowo, Head of Crime Investigation Branch briefed the media on the incident.
ASP Alejandro Cowo: “Hattieville Police visited and area between miles 27 and 28 on the George Price Highway where upon arrival they observed a male person who was later identified as Solomon Ramirez with various degrees of injuries to his entire body. He was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he is still admitted in a critical condition. Also they observed a motorcycle black in color extensively damaged and about 50 ft from the motorcycle they observed a grey in color Toyota Ford Runner also extensively damaged. What police has learned so far is that the driver of the Toyota Ford Runner Mr. Andrew Michel 31 years old Belizean was travelling from the Hattieville area towards Belmopan when reaching upon that mile he collided into the rear portion of the motorcycle which caused Mr. Solomon to fly and drop on the street side and as a result he lost control of the vehicle and overturned several times. At the time he was travelling with other family members who sustained small injuries to their bodies. Mr. Michel was taken to the Belmopan Hospital and he was admitted and was later discharged from the Hospital.”
The couple and their child escaped with minor injuries while Ramirez is on life support at the KHMH.