Police Officer Injured in RTI; Eyewitness Speaks to Love News
A police officer is tonight recovering at the Western Regional Hospital following a road traffic incident on the Hummingbird Highway in Belmopan this afternoon. PC Jairo Vanegas was on a motorcycle heading in a south direction when he was knocked off by a police pickup truck which was being driven at the time by PC Delia Hyde. Vanegas received abrasions to his hands and feet and complained of bodily pain. Witnesses at the scene say they heard Hyde say that she did not see Vanegas. Security cameras captured the entire incident and shows the police pickup truck overtaking a Coca-cola truck when the incident occurred. One of the first persons on the scene shared what he saw.
Person on Scene: “Well I just saw the police truck on the side of the road, the police truck on the left hand side of the road and a cycle on the right hand side of the road and from one of the videos that I got that I sent you it looks like the police truck overtook the Coke truck whilst the police officer on the cycle was slowing down to turn to go into Las Flores ara. That’s around the place that sells the white lyme and it looks like the police truck was heading on going to Armenia side and they were driving too fast. By the time we reached there a white ambulance was just taking him and going to the hospital here in Belmopan so we didn’t really see the body but from the looks of the cycle and from the looks of the front passenger side of the police truck the light is torn off, it is really messed up. From the looks of it the police truck was overtaking the Coke truck and the other police man on the cycle was turning in to go on the bumpy road toward the white lyme hill and when he was turning in the police truck was overtaking going the same direction and the police truck just knocked him down and drove straight into the drain. All I heard when we passed was someone was asking a police lady what happened and I heard the police woman say “I neva see him.”