78-year-old injured in collision on the George Price Highway

78-year-old injured in collision on the George Price Highway

There was another road traffic incident, this time on the George Price Highway.  Just after one o’clock this afternoon, Police responded to the scene between miles 13 and 14 where they found a woman trapped inside her vehicle.  At the scene, Police found a yellow dump truck and a green Great Wall Wingle pickup truck, extensively damaged in the front.  Reports say that the pickup truck was overtaking whilst heading east towards Belize City.  The driver of the dump truck, 58-year-old, Christino Javier Rodriguez, says he pulled off the road to avoid a collision, but the driver of the pickup truck swerved off the highway and a collision occurred.  The driver of the pickup truck, 78-year-old, Lola Idolly Simon, who was seen bleeding from the forehead.  She is admitted in the hospital, and a statement is yet to be taken from her.

Voice of Eyewitness: “Yes I was seated outside on the front of my yard. I was looking out on the highway when I saw the green SUV was trying to overtake another big dump truck that was passing by and there was another dump truck coming on the opposite side so eh basically couldn’t do anything to stop because he was coming on a real high speed too. After that the vehicle just ran into him and went on the side of the road. The driver of the dump truck came out of the vehicle to give help however he wasn’t able to be of any assistance because the lady was trapped inside and it took the police about fifteen minutes to get to the scene but other passersby were the ones that came out to help and they eventually got the lady out in about twenty minutes from the vehicle. She was transported in a police mobile. There was no ambulance and the fire truck came like about thirty minutes later.”

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