By Aaron Humes: This week police said they continue to canvass the area along the Old Northern Highway where cousins and residents of Maskall, Belize District, Chyrol Morgan, and Raven Bennett, were knocked off a motorcycle three weeks ago while on their way to work.
Morgan and Bennett were badly injured in the March 5 incident; the former, a mother of three sustained a major leg wound that may need a skin graft and is still hospitalized; the latter had one of her legs amputated.
Morgan, a mother of three including a nine-month-old, is a firefighter stationed in Belize City and Bennett, a mother of two sons, works as a radio attendant for the National Fire Service in Ladyville; they had been on their way to report for the late-night shift when they were knocked down and left for dead near Boston Village.
Bennett’s mother Melanie Bennett-Castro told Amandala newspaper that the women had been sharing a ride to their respective workplaces for some time and that the road can be quite dangerous at night with limited lighting and occasional blind curves.
Funds are being raised through a series of events in Maskall to cover medical expenses, according to Bennett-Castro. Those wishing to provide assistance to the family can contact the mother of Raven Bennett at 614-7986 or the sister of Chyrol Morgan, Ebony Arnold, at 600-4100.