Two students from the Village of San Andres in the Corozal District who attend Mary Hill Primary School are lucky to be alive after being knocked down by a garbage truck while on their way to school this morning. Victor Castillo travelled to the village and filed the following report.
Victor Catillo - Reporter
It was a little after eight this morning when 10 year old Dariela Martinez and 6 year old Ingris Cantarrero where making their way to school on their bicycle when a garbage truck belonging to Nick’s Waste Management accidentally gripped the bicycle causing the girls to fall to the ground. This is one of the shoes that one of the little girls wore to school today when they managed to escape what could have been a tragic incident.
According to the police report, 52 year old Abraham Williams, driver of the truck, had reversed the truck onto a dead end road to collect the garbage and while he intended to drive out of the road across the main street in the village of San Andres he did not notice the little girls riding by. The right rear wheel ran over the bicycle breaking it into three pieces.
As a result of the accident, Martinez received a cut wound to her left leg and complained of pain to her body. She was later transported to the Northern Regional Hospital in Orange Walk Town while Cantarrero received abrasions to both her legs.
Police have since recorded a statement from the driver and was notified of a notice of intended prosecution to be served against him.
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