Father Clings to Life After Hit and Run Incident in Belize
A father of three is clinging to life after he was badly injured in a hit and run incident on Friday Night. Fifty-three-year-old Rigoberto Escalante was delivering his merchandise on his bicycle around 7:40p.m on Liberty Avenue near Palmar Boundary Road when he was hit from behind by a white pick-up truck. He was taken to the Northern Regional Hospital for treatment and on Saturday, he was transferred to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for a CAT scan. The victim’s wife, Reyna Jimenez, told Love News that police went to her home around 11:00pm to inform her of the incident. Jimenez does not want to press charges; she is asking for the person responsible to at least help with medical bills.
The unfortunate incident was captured by surveillance camera in the area. Jimenez says that the police has not provided her with an update since. She is asking the public for assistance; and can be reached at 661-0195. Anyone with knowledge of the driver involved in the incident is asked to report it to police