DEVON YOUNG Reporting: A student of Altamira, Corozal was knocked down and injured on Thursday night. The victim has been identified as 18 year old Victor Casanova.
According to reports, Casanova and another student, 17 year old Yansie Iglesias, were walking on Fourth Avenue opposite the Rainbow Town Park when the hit and run incident occurred around 8 o’clock on Thursday night.
Reports are that a vehicle hit Casanova from behind as he walked his bicycle, causing him to sustain injuries to his head, abrasions to his right knee and pain to the left side of his body.
The driver did not stop to render assistance and fled the scene in the vehicle. Casanova was first taken to the Corozal Community Hospital for medical attention and later transferred to the Karl Heusner Memorial in Belize City.
Corozal police have since detained 38 year old Elmer Zetina of the Joseito Layout area of Corozal pending the outcome of their ongoing investigation.
Police say that Zetina refused to provide a sample for a blood/alcohol analysis. Corozal police further reports that they have impounded a pickup truck believed to be the one that knocked down Victor Casanova.
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