A man was knocked off his bicycle and killed today in Southern Belize. Toledo Correspondent Paul Mahung has the details.
Paul Mahung, Toledo Correspondent: A fatal traffic incident has claimed the life of a villager in Rural Toledo. The incident happened at about 11:30am in Indiancreek Village located twenty five miles out Punta Gorda on the Southern Highway. The driver of the Mazda pickup was 71-year-old Guillermo Cus who spoke to Love News.
Guillermo Cus, Driver: “I was coming down to Mango Creek, coming home to Silver Creek, when I passed Indian Creek I saw a bicycle coming down but straight into me to my right so I couldn’t do better. He came in from a little road but he came straight into the road but he dumped up straight into my car, I couldn’t do better he cut the road straight. From there I didn’t know what to do so I saw the man fall so I stayed there, I didn’t move. I tried to call the police but it looked like no service so I waited until they reached. It was not my fault, it was the man’s fault.”
Paul Mahung, Toledo Correspondent: The body of Miguel Sam was taken to Punta Gorda Hospital where was pronounced dead upon arrival. Family members mentioned to Love News that they were not sure of Sam’s age but they believe he is about mid eighties and that Sam is the brother-in-law of driver Cus. Police have detained driver Guillermo Cus of Silver Creek Village Toledo as investigations continue .