Minor falls out of city bus
A student of James Garbutt Seventh Day Adventist School is hospitalized after falling out of a bus this morning. Love News understands that 11-year-old, Renee Sanker, was heading to school on the Faber’s Road City Transit Bus when she fell out the rear door. Love News understands that the bus made a stop near Maya’s Store on Albert Street, and took off before the child could have exited, causing her to fall out. The child was taken to school by a police officer and then taken to the BFLA Clinic by the school principal. She was later transferred to the KHMH for further examination. The 11-year-old sustained minor external abrasions as well as swelling to the face and arm. The story has brought attention to the conditions of the buses used for public transportation. Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner spoke to our newsroom on the urgent need to modernize and standardize the transportation system in the country.
Mayor Bernard Wagner has since reached out to the family to see what assistance can be given. He noted that the family explained that the child’s bag may have gotten snagged on the handle of the rear door, causing it to open. Our newsroom contacted the Manager of the bus run from Faber’s Road, Phillip Jones, but he refused to give an official comment, but only threatened a lawsuit against media houses. Also commenting on the incident was Deputy Prime Minister, Cordel Hyde, who is also an Area Representative in Belize City.
Our newsroom reached out to the mother of the child for comment, but she indicated that she would rather not say anything as she has already met with the bus representative and she will not be pursuing any court action.