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Ministry of Health expresses condolences to families of persons affected by Corozal traffic accident, strongly condemns irresponsible driving

Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2022. 4:04 pm CST.

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Saying it is Tuesday’s accident involving one of its ambulances and a minivan were involved, the MOHW expressed condolences to families of the persons affected by Corozal traffic accident and said it strongly condemns irresponsible driving, said a statement by the Government of Belize Press Office.

“Regrettably, a life was lost in that accident,” said the MOHW.

“The ministry extends its deepest and sincerest condolences to the family and friends, as well as to all the persons affected by this tragedy.”

The Ministry said it is cooperating with the investigation. 

“The MoHW strongly condemns irresponsible driving on the highways and is fully cooperating with the police in the investigation in order to determine the cause of the accident. “

The Health Ministry said that based on information it received, “the ambulance was transporting a patient from the Corozal Community hospital to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City. Twelve other persons sustained injuries in the accident and are hospitalized at different health facilities countrywide. The ministry extends prayers and thoughts for a successful recovery for those persons.”

The accident which happened between miles 82 and 83 on the Philip Goldson Highway, at Ranchito in Corozal District claimed the life of 21-year-old student Jorge Roberto Vargas and caused injuries to students, a patient, medical personnel, and others who had to be hospitalized.


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