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Traffic accident (Belize City)

Traffic accident (Belize City)

Traffic accident
(Belize City)

AARON HUMES Reporting: Police have identified the victim of Saturday’s road traffic accident in Belize City as 33 year old Jose Martinez, a Honduran living on Iguana Street.

His head was crushed, killing him on impact, after he appeared to slip and fall off his black beach cruiser bicycle while crossing the pedestrian ramp on the right side of the road on Saturday afternoon around 4:30.

Traffic accident (Belize City)

Traffic accident
(Belize City)

Police say that the driver of the 14-wheeler Peterbilt truck, a 57 year old Gilroy Wade of Western Paradise, Belize District, was driving toward Hattieville when his sideman informed him of what happened.


He immediately called police who cordoned off the area and processed the scene.

Police have now issued a notice of intended prosecution to Wade as their investigation continues.

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