Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018. 6:23 pm CST.
By BBN Staff:A police officer was knocked down from his motorcycle in Belize City last night.
He has been identified as Keenan Bennett attached to the Special Patrol Unit.
Information to BBN is that around 10 p.m. he was driving on Mahogany Street but upon reaching the intersection with Santa Barbara Street he was knocked from behind by a white vehicle.
The occupants of the vehicle did not stop to provide aid and instead sped off.
Police in the area quickly pursued the vehicle and its occupants and have since been held in custody.
Officer Bennett remains hospitalized with severe head injuries.
According to Assistant Superintendent of Police, Alejandro Cowo, it is not yet known if Bennett was struck deliberately.
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