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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017. 3:24 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: On Saturday, November 18, 2017, around 10:40 a.m., Lincoln Webster, 58, reported to authorities that about 10:38 a.m. while  driving his green 1999 Toyota Corolla car in Belize City, he was  half way across the roundabout, when a white Honda van with taxi license plate overtook him.

The taxi was driven at the time by Phillip Neal,65.

The taxi collided into the left portion of the Toyota Corolla causing damages to the left front fenders and left rear view mirror.

At the same time, Crusita Castillo, 56, a Belizean Principal was driving her Green Honda CRV vehicle on Central American Boulevard towards the direction of  Belcan Bridge. When Castillo approached the Banak Street Junction, the same white taxi van collided into the rear portion of her vehicle.

Castillo lost control of her car and crashed into a white van parked in front of Cuello’s that belongs to Cuello’s Company.

According to police reports, the same white Honda van taxi driven by Neal crashed into a white Saturn Vue vehicle which was parked on Central American Boulevard beside a fruit stand and the property of Janel Perera.

 The Saturn Vue was extensively damaged to its entire rear portion.

At the time of the collision, Joseph Meighan,53, was washing the white Saturn Vue when he was knocked down by Neil.

 The white van also collided into a BEL lamp post in front of a vegetable shop. The vendor, Escar Blandon 21, received injuries as a result.

 At the scene of the accident,  PC Wilbert Cob who was in the area responded to the accident, and in the process of detaining Neal, he was  assaulted by him.

Neil also caused damages to the officer’s wrist watch valued at $25.00.

Neal was finally arrested by authorities and then escorted to the Police Station where he was served with a notice of intended prosecution.

A blood sample was taken from Neal.

He is detained pending charges of traffic offences, resisting arrest, and damage to property.


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