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Band members involved in car accident after attending gig in Punta Gorda

One person is left hospitalized after a road traffic incident that occurred on the Southern Highway near Red bank, Stann Creek District.  The Sweet Pain band was at a party in Punta Gorda Christmas night and didn’t leave until after one o’clock in the morning.

One person is left hospitalized after a road traffic incident that occurred on the Southern Highway near Red bank, Stann Creek District.  The Sweet Pain band was at a party in Punta Gorda Christmas night and didn’t leave until after one o’clock in the morning. Correspondent Harry Arzu spoke with Alvin Luis one of the victims involved in the incident, who told him what transpired.

Alvin Luis:“We left like 1:20 roughly in the morning before day and when I got up we were off the road turned over flipped. I just remember everyone bawling, I was bawling for my life to come out, the whole crew and that was it. I don’t know what happened before.”

Harry Arzu, Stann Creek Correspondent: Who was driving ?

Alvin Luis: “A taxi guy, Cashew, we normally hire him to take us all over the place.”

Harry Arzu, Stann Creek Correspondent: He does taxi runs in Dangriga?

Alvin Luis: “Yeah, he’s a taximan in Dangriga.”

Harry Arzu, Stann Creek Correspondent: So it was car ? 

Alvin Luis: “It’s a van. He’s a well known guy too, people know the man. We normally hire him to take us around.”

Harry Arzu, Stann Creek Correspondent: Did anybody get major injuries?

Alvin Luis:“Well just one of our guys, Elroy Martinez. They checked us out and I ended up leaving so I don’t really know how Elroy stands at this time. “

Harry Arzu, Stann Creek Correspondent: So he got seriously hurt ?

Alvin Luis: “Well he is the only one that ended up in the bed. The rest of the guys are in a lot of pain, some got scrapped up and a lot of blood as all over the place too. I don’t know how we survived that one but we did, we flipped and the vehicle ended up on a thing but we ended up surviving and everybody fought for their lives. Thank God.”