Authorities are investigation a road incident this morning in western Belize. Oscar Salguero was crossing the George Price Highway in Cotton Tree Village, Cayo, when he was hit by a car at around eight this morning. Love News understands that Salguero, who is currently hospitalised in Belmopan, was hit by a vehicle driven at the time by a Belmopan resident identified as Maria Lopez. An eyewitness, who wished to remain anonymous, told us that Lopez did all she could to avoid the incident, but those efforts were futile. Salguero was flung into the air and into a drain on the other side of the highway. Correspondent Fem Cruz spoke the victim’s niece, Mirna Salguero shortly after the incident.
Salguero sustained injuries to the head and chest and is being treated at the Western Regional Hospital.