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Police issue report on vehicle plunged into Belize River

Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2019. 8:50 am CST.

By BBN Staff: Belize City police have issued a report on the accident in which a vehicle plunged into the Belize River near Swing Bridge in Belize City yesterday.

According to the report just before 9:00 a.m. Jasmine Smith, 22, and a female minor were driving in a red Kia Sportage SUV on North Front Street from a south to north direction.

Upon approaching the swing bridge, she alleged that her vehicle experienced a brake failure.

As a result she collided into a motorcycle that was being driven by Cordell Baptist, 38.

Baptist was coming off the bridge and en route to -Queen Street.

This collision caused Smith to turn towards the river and then collided into a parked Jeep Cherokee.

Thereafter she landed in the river and had to be fished out.


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