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Fatal traffic accident (Cemetery Road, Belize City)

Fatal traffic accident (Cemetery Road, Belize City)

Fatal traffic accident
(Cemetery Road, Belize City)

AARON HUMES Reporting: There was a terrible road traffic accident on Saturday afternoon in Belize City.  It happened around 4:30 pm yesterday on Cemetery Road in front of the Taxi Stand.

A man on a bicycle was knocked down and killed when a dump truck crushed his head.

The entire portion of Cemetery Road between Central American Boulevard and Partridge Street was closed while police processed the scene.

According to reports, the man, who has not yet been identified, was crossing the pedestrian ramp in front of the Cemetery Road taxi stand when he slipped and fell off his bicycle.

His head was run over by the truck’s rear wheel, killing the man on the spot.

Witnesses say that when he realized what was happening, the driver of the truck immediately brought the truck to a complete stop.

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