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Traffic Accident Sends Minor to Clinic with Head Injury

A motorcycle with two passengers slammed into a golf cart last night, Friday, October 21, 2016, on Angel Coral Street, resulting on the injury of a young boy. The accident took place in front of C’s Wireless, opposite Caye Supplies, with eye witness reports indicating that the man driving the golf cart pulled out onto the street without looking for oncoming traffic. A man on motorcycle, with his son as a passenger, could not avoid the collision that sent both of them onto the pavement.

The six-year-old boy was transported to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Poly Clinic with head injuries, but in stable condition. This morning he was reported in good health, recovering from the shock of the accident. He will undergo further examinations to assess his complete health.

Both men involved in the accident were taken to the San Pedro Police Station for individual statements. Investigations continue so as to obtain more information from eye witness accounts or camera surveillance footage. No charges have been made, including an official police report. (photo courtesy Arianna Ortega)


 

NOTICE from San Pedro Transport Department – Following a serious incident on Angel Coral Street Friday night, the San Pedro Traffic Department will now be strictly enforcing the Motorcycle helmet laws. Despite repeated requests by the Mayor on Reef TV about the wearing of helmets and the carrying of small children on Motorcycles, and the pressure from the traffic wardens, people still ignore the advice given.

As always it takes an incident such as this to show people the reason for regulations and laws . The law will be enforced with no exceptions; all persons traveling on a motorcycle must wear a motorcycle helmet and no more than two (2) persons on the motorcycle. Motorcycle owners, this is for your safety and the safety of the passenger.

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