Motorcycle rider critical after collision with van

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017. 11:47 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: There was an ugly road traffic accident near the Burrel Boom junction just before 11:00 last night.

Police visited the scene where cops saw a white van on the left hand side of the highway with its front portion extensively damaged.

The van was driven by 30-year-old Orange Walk resident, Ismael Castillo.

Cops also saw a Meilun motorcycle in the middle of the highway with its front portion extensively damaged.

The cycle was driven by 25-year-old Belize City resident, Christian Contreras.

He was seen in an unconscious state with a large cut wound below his chin, and injuries to his head.

He was taken to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Police have since taken a urine sample from the driver of the van and have served him with a notice of intended prosecution.

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