Accident near Gardenia village, no serious injuries

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Posted: Monday, May 8, 2017. 11:24 a.m. CST.

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By BBN Staff: According to police reports, last night Ladyville Police went to an area between mile 21 and 22 on the Philip Goldson Highway just in front of the Community Center in Gardenia Village, where cops observed a pickup truck on the left hand side of the road engulfed in flames.

Police also observed a blue 2007 Dodge Caliber on the right lane of the highway with the front portion facing toward Ladyville village. It was extensively damaged.

Also near the scene in some bush was a white Saturn with no license plate on the right hand side. It was extensively damaged.

The driver of the pickup truck was Frederick Banner, 54, who was seen with burn marks to the right side of his face and left hand. He was bleeding from the nose. Banner complained of pain to his left foot, which was swollen below his knee.

The driver of the Dodge Caliber was Sheida Ayuso, 29, from Belize City. Ayuso  complained of pain to her right foot.

Inside the Dodge, on the front right passenger seat was  Delcy Tillett, 31, who complained of pain to her left foot, which appeared to be broken. Directly behind the driver was Janine Lopez, 29, who complained of pain to the right knee .

Also beside Lopez on the rear seat was  Zahnia Canul, 32, who complained of pain to the right arm.

The occupants of the white Saturn reportedly fled the scene.

The four occupants of the Dodge Caliber were taken to Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for medical attention.

Fire Services were informed of the accident.

A urine sample was taken from Banner and he was issued with a medico form. Banner was taken to Belize Health Care Partners by family members and was admitted for observation.

The four occupants of the Caliber were admitted in a stable condition at the KHMH.

A notice of Intended Prosecution was served to both drivers; Ayuso and Banner.

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