Easter Weekend Report: Two Fatal Traffic Accidents
Saturday, April 4th 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: The Easter weekend is known for tragic traffic accidents and other tragedies and already to start this weekend there have been two fatalities reported in the Belize and Stann Creek Districts.
On Thursday night around 11:05 near the Edge Water Night Club in Sandhill at Mile 21, Phillip Goldson Highway, police observed a black Ford Ranger pickup truck with license plates BC-C-39795 on the right side of the road facing north and 27 year old Victor Underwood of Biscayne, Belize District, lying face up about 10 feet away with injuries to the head, abdomen and hands. According to driver Marlon Longsworth, 41, of Crooked Tree, Belize District, he was traveling north on the highway from Belize City to Crooked Tree when he saw a dark-skinned man on the right side of the road who jumped onto the road and into the path of the vehicle causing him to be hit. Underwood died of his injuries while in treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Longsworth is son of pastor, businessman and former political aspirant Howell Longsworth and was served a notice of intended prosecution.
Then on Good Friday around 5:45 in the evening police responded to the scene of an accident in the village of Red Bank, Stann Creek District, where 22 year old Jose Isaac Santos and a passenger were riding a motorcycle and lost control at the curve in the road. Santos crashed into a post and sustained fatal head and body injuries while his passenger was able to jump off the cycle and escape with minor injuries. The body of Santos has been transported to the Southern Regional Hospital where it awaits a postmortem examination. Police Investigations continue
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