One man is dead following a road traffic incident on the George Price Highway. The incident occurred on Saturday night near Ontario Village, Cayo, and involved a Geo Prism Sedan and a black Ford Escape. Driving the sedan was Alberto Jimenez who we are told collided head-on into the Escape. He was rushed to the Western Regional Hospital where he died. Inside the black Ford Escape were drive Myron Medina and passenger Jodine Puerto. Both re taken to the hospital for medical attention. Belmopan Correspondent Fem Cruz told us more in the following report.
Fem Cruz, Cayo Correspondent: A head on collision between a white and gray GEO Prism and a black in color Ford Escort left a firefighter of Tea Kettle Village Cayo district, 47 year old Alberto Jimenez dead and several others injured. Love News understands that sometime around 9:40 last night Jimenez was travelling from the direction of Tea Kettle Village to an unknown destination where upon reaching between mile 54 and 55 on the George Price Highway that is when both vehicles collided. As a result Jimenez sustained serious head and body injuries and was rushed to the Western Regional hospital by ambulance where he died while undergoing treatment. Love News spoke to the wife of the deceased.
Wife of the Deceased: “My husband left work at 7:30 and I don’t know how he ended up where he got in an accident. At about ten last night I got the news I didn’t go to the scene, I rushed to the hospital where when I reached there that’s when I got the sad news that he had passed away. He was a loving father. He left behind three sons and one daughter. We’ll really miss him.”
Fem Cruz, Cayo Correspondent: What will you remember of him ?
Wife of the Deceased: “Hard working, dedicated, and committed family man. We recently got married, three weeks yesterday.”
Fem Cruz, Cayo Correspondent: The driver of the other vehicle Myron Medina of San Ignacio Town Cayo and Jodine Puerto of Roaring Creek Village complained of pain to their chest and body, both persons were admitted to ward in a stable condition.
Investigation into the latest death continues as police try to figure out what went wrong. Public Relations Officer for the Department, ASP Fitzroy Yearwood says much light will be shed when the Medina is able to provide investigators details.
ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations Officer, Belize Police Department: “We know that NIPs have been served and the investigators will know what charges if any will be directed after the completion of that investigation.”
Reporter: Is there any indication as to what caused the accident at this time ?
ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations Officer, Belize Police Department: “So far we understand that the taxi was travelling from the direction of Belmopan towards San Ignacio while the Escape was travelling in the opposite direction and they had a head on collision. We do not know the main reason for the collision as yet but as soon as the driver of the escape is able to talk because I know that as recent as this morning they had to do a procedure on him so we will have to wait until the doctors give us clearance to do an interview with him.”