Road traffic incidents claimed the lives of three men over the weekend. They occurred in the north, south and one right in the rural area of the Belize District. Today, the Police Press Officer, ASP Fitzroy Yearwood gave the media a briefing into the details of these incidents. Reporter Giovanna Moguel files this report.
Giovanna Moguel, Love FM News: The weekend saw a number of fatal road traffic incidents around the country. In the north, Orange Walk resident, 48 year old Freddie Lopez was riding a motorcycle just after 9:00 on Saturday night when a van collided into him. The incident occurred near Trial Farm village and according to police, the van was driven by 52 year old Arturo Chan. ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood tells us more about what police know.
ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations, Belize Police Department: “The one that you’re claiming happened in Orange Walk was sent to me by the Cayo police so I didn’t have time to put together details for you because I was looking for it in Orange Walk.”
Giovanna Moguel, Love FM News: Down south in the Toledo district, the life of Punta Gorda resident Thomas Teul was cut short when he collided into the P.G. Town Clock. Around 1:30 Sunday morning, the 20 year old was driving a Tacoma pickup truck in the town when the vehicle hit the clock monument. Yearwood explained that Teul was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations, Belize Police Department: “We have one also in Toledo district where a man was driving his Toyota pickup and ran into the clock on the George Price St, the clock monument, where he was assisted by passersby was transported to the Toledo Community Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, head and body injury.”
Giovanna Moguel, Love FM News: On Friday June 10, an RTA on the Philip Goldson Highway claimed the life of another man. According to reports, the victim was travelling on a motorcycle when he lost control near the Crooked Tree junction. He reportedly fell to the pavement and died on the spot.
ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations, Belize Police Department: “I know that we had a fatal RTA at the Crooked Tree junction also but, um, I wouldn’t want to say self inflicted but it was not, how to say, caused by any other party.”
Giovanna Moguel, Love FM News: Police are currently undergoing investigation. Reporting for Love News, Giovanna Moguel.