On Tuesday evening 47 year old Elmer Hall, a resident of Vivas Layout Corozal lost his life after he was knocked down while riding his bicycle on the Philip Goldson Highway. Hall had just left his brothers home and was heading to Corozal Town when he was fatally knocked down by down by a 2006 four door Red Dodge Ram pick- up truck bearing Mexican License plate driven at the time by Jose Luis Kelly, Belizean general contractor of Paraiso Village in the Corozal District. A post mortem examination conducted on the body of Hall certified the cause of death to be traumatic shock, multiple injuries due to the road traffic accident.
When police arrived at the deadly scene, between miles 5 and 6 of the Philip Goldson Highway, they observed Hall’s motionless body on the right hand side on the highway suffering from severe body injuries, a fractured left foot and cut wound to the upper right forehead. His bicycle was found under the pick-up truck. Today when we spoke to police about the case, we were informed that the matter is still under investigation.
We understand that Kelly has provided police with a caution statement and has been served with a notice of intended prosecution. He has also provided police with a blood sample which has been sent for testing. We were also made to understand that blood was drawn from the body of Hall to determine the alcohol content in his system since he was drinking at his brother’s house minutes before the accident.
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