An Orange Walk resident sustained injuries after he was clipped off his bicycle whilst riding along on the Philip Goldson highway in the vicinity of Carmelita Village. According to police, around 9:50am, Samuel Mendoza, driver of an international 16 wheeler truck bearing plate number CY 83630 was travelling from the direction of Belize City towards Orange Walk Town.
Mendoza says while he was approaching mile marker 48 and 49, the right front side of a wooden house he was transporting on a truck knocked 36 year old, Anthony Bartley, a resident of San Narciso Street from behind as he was travelling on the right side of the road towards OW Town. Authorities say Bartley was flung off his bike and sustained a large cut wound behind his head and scrape to the back.
He was transported to Northern Regional Hospital and later transported to Belize City for a CAT SCAN and further treatment. Bartley is listed in a stable condition. The driver commented to police that accident was due to a large mobile bus was approaching that same stretch at the same time and hitting Bartley was inevitable. The driver was served with a notice of intended prosecution.
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