Man knocked down on highway in stable condition

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017. 11:38 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff:  Last Thursday at around 8:38 p.m., 66-year-oldJohn Milton Tillett, a general contractor of Marigold Lane, Belize City, was escorted to the Caribbean Shores police station in his Silver and Red Ford F-250.

Tillett reported that at around 6:30 p.m., he left Ladyville to Belize City and upon reaching between miles 2 and 3 of the Philip Goldson Highway, he was coming up to an intersection in front of the DK Supermarket when suddenly 72-year-old Daniel Ramos, a welder of No. 6192 Golding Avenue, ran across the highway, heading in the direction of the Supermarket.

Tillett said that he was driving at 30 miles per hour. He stated that upon seeing the man he immediately applied the brakes and turned the steering wheel to avoid hitting the person, but to no avail.

Ramos was taken to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for treatment with abrasions to knees and face, a cut wound to the forehead and a broken right arm.

He is reportedly in a stable condition.

A notice of intended prosecution was served to Tillett.

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