Three traffic accidents, two fatal, in Belize District

Road Traffic Accident

Road Traffic Accident

Monday, April 14, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Two men died and several persons were injured as a result of three traffic accidents in the span of two days on both major highways.

At 8:16 p.m. Saturday night, Ladyville police found the dead body of Raymond Allen Sedacy flung off the road at Mile 19 ½ on the Philip Goldson Highway, with head and body injuries.

They were allegedly caused by a Tillett’s bus driven by 32 year old Rafael Murillos, a bus driver of Carmelita, Orange Walk District.

Murillos was driving the bus toward Orange Walk when he hit Sedacy, who was riding a blue beach cruiser bicycle across the road.

Police have since detained Rafael Murrillos and have served him with notice of intended prosecution.

About 25 minutes later in Belize City, Maxboro/Sandhill resident Glen Crawford reported to Precinct Four Police that he was driving a white 1995 Ford Ranger pickup from Belize City toward the Haulover Bridge and on reaching New Horizons Building he noticed an ambulance coming from behind him and traveling in his direction and he pulled off the road to let it pass.

As he got back on he drove for another half-mile and saw a motor vehicle coming from the opposite direction with high beam lights which obstructed his view and to prevent an accident, he drove to the right side of the Phillip Goldson Highway.

Unfortunately, he hit a Hispanic man identified as 27-year-old Mario Choc of Belize City who was walking right in front of the vehicle he was driving.

Mario Choc received injuries to both of his legs, right hand and head and died while undergoing surgery at 11:50 p.m. at the KHMH.

Notice of intended Prosecution was served on Glen Crawford.

The final accident took place around 8:50 p.m. on the George Price Highway on Sunday night, between Miles 17 and 18 in Hattieville.

On the left side of the road, when traveling away from Hattieville, police found a blue in color Mitsubishi L-200 pickup truck with Belmopan license plates with its 4 wheels up in the air.

Half an hour earlier, 46-year-old Carlos Mendez of Belmopan was traveling along with his wife Sarina Mendez who sustained abrasions to her right middle finger and right knee; and his 13-year-old son, his 9-year-old daughter and his 21-year-old niece; who were all unhurt, from Hattieville to Belmopan.

A vehicle traveling in the opposite direction suddenly swerved into Mendez’s lane, he told Police, and to avoid a collision, he swerved right and as a result flipped over, causing his vehicle to sustain damages to the windshield, roof and windows.

Notice of Intended Prosecution was served on Carlos Mendez

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