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Man is victim of hit and run accident

A man was knocked down and left on the roadside in Belmopan.  Cayo Correspondent Fem Cruz has the story.

A man was knocked down and left on the roadside in Belmopan.  Cayo Correspondent Fem Cruz has the story.

Fem Cruz, Cayo Correspondent: Police continue to investigate a hit and run traffic incident that left 42-year-old Jesus Bradley hospitalized. Information gathered at the scene here last night in the village of Roaring Creek is that Bradley was riding his bicycle from the village of Camalote en route to his home in Salvapan Belmopan when he was hit from behind by an unknown vehicle. A woman that arrived at the scene first and didn’t want her name to be mentioned spoke to Love News.

First responder: “I came outside because I heard like a tire popped and when I came outside I looked up the street because I didn’t know if t was a horse or something they hit or what happened – at about 8:55 that is when I started to make the calls when I went on the scene to see who it was. It happened in front of the burial ground in the drain. The man’s machete was about fifteen feet away from him, his hand was broken, you could see his bone and his face was bloody, his clothes were torn up, it looked so really bad. I was so sorry for him that’s why I started to make the call because no one showed up. I didn’t know the man but I’m trying to help.”

Fem Cruz, Cayo Correspondent: He was coming from where? 

First responder: “West Star side. He said he lived at Belmopan.” 

Fem Cruz, Cayo Correspondent: At the time when you saw him, I know you called the police and the ambulance came, what was his reaction?

First responder: “Well he was groaning. He was leaning up and down like in his voice you could hear he wanted to cry because you could hear that he was in pain.”

Fem Cruz, Cayo Correspondent: Ma’am do you know if the vehicle stopped or not ?

First responder: “No it did not stop. The vehicle slowed down and just drove off like when he got afraid when he saw the crowd come out.”