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Traffic Accident leaves Man in Coma

One person is at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in a critical state after sustaining head injuries in a road traffic accident which occurred on Monday, January 16, 2012, at the intersection of the Escalante Subdivision, South of San Pedro Town.

According to San Pedro Police, they arrived at the scene of the accident on Seagrape Drive and intersection of Escalante entrance, South of San Pedro Town to find a white four-door Jeep parked in the middle of the street and a green male beach cruiser bicycle lying on the ground.

Investigations revealed that 35-year-old, Maribel Marin, Belizean Businesswoman of Mosquito Coast Area was driving her white Jeep and travelling in a southerly direction when a male travelling the opposite direction (north bound) collided into her vehicle and fell to the ground. She was immediately assisted by passers-by who took the male person to the Dr. Otto Poly Clinic for medical attention.

The person was identified to be 48-year-old, Jose Roberto Lazo, Honduran National of Mosquito Coast Area. Lazo was in an unconscious and non-responsive state and had to be airlifted to Belize City for urgent medical attention due to the massive head injuries he sustained.

The matter is still under investigation and Maribel Marin has been served with a Notice of Intended Prosecution by San Pedro Police.

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