A Customs Officer is killed in a traffic accident mid-afternoon today. According to reports, the incident took place around 2:30 near Mile two and a quarter on the George Price Highway. Frank Robinson also known as “Mango”, a customs officer originally from Belize City was driving a Gray Isuzu D-Max, property of the Government of Belize. Robinson was hit by a green dump truck which is the property of Imer Hernandez Construction. The driver of the dump truck, whose name was not mentioned told our Colleagues at KREM TV that he and Robinson were headed towards Belize City.
Both had just passed one of the recently constructed speeds bumps in that area. He, the driver of the dump truck, says that he was picking up speed when Robinson suddenly made a u turn causing him to collide into Robinson’s side. The impact caused serious damages to the D-Max trapping Robinson in the vehicle. Fire Officials worked for over hald an hour to take him out while first responders from BERT did what they could to keep him conscious. However, somewhere during this time and his being rushed to the hospital, Robinson succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the dump truck is not reported to have been injured and the truck was practically undamaged. Reports are that two other men were traveling along with Robinson. Police are investigating the cause of the accident.
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