Fatal Bicycle Collision in Belize City: Salvadoran National Killed by Bus

Fatal Bicycle Collision in Belize City: Salvadoran National Killed by Bus

Police are investigating a traffic incident in Belize City yesterday that claimed the life of sixty-eight-year-old, Salvadoran national Fidel Guardado. Reports are that Guarado was riding his bicycle on Vernon Street when he was hit by a bus belonging to Bowen and Bowen.  According to the driver, 43-year-old, Loren Lopez, he saw the man and had sounded his horn to warn him that he was nearby.  Within moments, however, Lopez said he felt a bump, and from the rearview mirror, he saw the elderly man on the pavement with his head crushed.  Police have since impounded the bus and served Lopez a notice of intended prosecution. Following the incident, Bowen and Bowen issued a public statement offering the company’s condolences to the Guardado family and friends. According to the company, they are cooperating with the investigation and will assist in any way possible to help determine what happened. Additionally, the company has initiated an internal review of the incident and will take any necessary steps to ensure that an event like this does not occur again.

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