On Friday morning 88 year old Eluterio Chan, a resident of Ranchito Village Corozal was knocked down by a motorcycle that was traveling towards Orange Walk as he attempted to cross the highway between miles 83 and 84. Chan died on the same day while being transported to the Karl Huesner Memorial Hospital and today as his family laid him to rest we spoke with then about the incident. Here is what they told reporter Victor Castillo.
Victor Castillo – Reporting
Mile 83 and 84 on the Philip Goldson Highway in the Village of Ranchito Corozal District was the location where 88 year old Eluterio Chan was hit by a motorcycle heading towards Orange Walk, while crossing the road. The motorcycle was driven at the time by 32 Juan Samayoa of Orange Walk Town. The accident took place last Friday a little after 7:00 in the morning and Chan who sustained various injuries, was transported to the Corozal Community Hospital in a critical condition. He was being transported to the Karl Huesner Memorial Hospital for further treatment when he succumbed to his injuries.
Today when we visited the residence of the deceased, his family members expressed their discontent with the situation.
Daughter – Deceased
“I am upset because I lost my dad most of all, I upset and then they are not treating it like a person that they treated like an animal and this guy that knocked down my dad behave like he never knock down anybody, like an animal he came arrogant way to me when I asked him because he definitely was coming speeding because even anybody could see the way how my daddy got hit and people would think that a vehicle knock him down not a motorcycle, he was coming with excess speed which shouldn’t be because this is a highway there are elderly people plus students because school just started so and the bike never had any plates and he tried to remove the bike and he no supposed to do that they supposed to impound that bike at the police station, they just want to speed up but I witnesses say that there is no way that bike could may reach before my daddy cross because he was too far and that beat him crossing the street that he never was coming in an excess speed.”
A postmortem examination conducted on the body of the senior citizen certified that he died as a result of “Acute Cerebral Edema due to multiple Traumas due to Road Traffic Accident. The late Eluterio Chan was laid to rest today at 3:00pm at the village cemetery.
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