And while there is a search team out for Constable Ical, a Police Corporal lies at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) in a critical condition. Police Corporal Anibal Mena was involved in a road traffic incident yesterday evening in Patchakan Village, Corozal District. The 44-year-old officer who mans the Crooked Tree Police Station was reportedly traveling on a motorcycle when he got caught in a collision with a Hilux pick-up truck. Corporal Mena was immediately transported to the KHMH. Love News spoke with the Police Commissioner for preliminary information.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “Sometime yesterday evening after 5pm Corporal Mena was on his way home. You would know that Corporal Mena is the Officer in Charge of the Crooked Tree Police Station and he went home to Libertad yesterday where his family resides and on the way to Libertad reaching the junction he was on a motorcycle and he collided into a pick up truck which was being driven by an individual. Mena sustained severe head injuries and was rushed to the Corozal Poly Clinic and later to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he’s currently admitted in a critical condition. It is a sad situation, a sad day for us and we just have to hope and pray that he is going to be okay. I must say that Corporal Mena is an outstanding officer and is doing a heck of a job in the Crooked Tree area so I’ll ask the nation to join us in prayer for the speedy and complete recovery of the good corporal.”
Our newsroom also reached out to the corporal’s wife, Teresita Mena, who informed us that contrary to what the Commissioner said, the police officer was on his day off when the incident occurred at around 4:30 yesterday evening.
Teresita Mena, Wife: “He went out to take a ride with his son for him to learn how to use the motorcycle. When he was coming back the vehicle came on his path and he crashed against it. The vehicle blocked his path, it was coming in the same direction as him. What the doctor said is he is in a critical condition and just now he said to me that his pressure is very low and his elbow and knee is fractured and his head has a big damage but it is a big scrape. They are afraid because his pressure is too low.”
Love News understands that Mena will be transported from the KHMH and to a private facility.