One man has been arrested and charged for the hit and run incident on February 19th that left a sixteen year old hospitalized with serious injuries. Following the incident, Corozal Police conducted an intense investigation and soon after officers located the vehicle. Police subsequently arrested and charged Ismael Mosias Gomez of San Victor Village for six traffic offences.
These include failed to report an accident, failed to stop and render aid, drove without care and attention, drove unlicensed motor vehicle, drove motor vehicle without third party risk insurance and negligent grievous harm. Police report that Gomez has been fined and disqualified for the offences with exception of the negligent harm due to the fact that the victim is still hospitalized.
At around 10:00 on the morning of February 19th, 16 year old Davor Matu of Patchakan Village was riding his bicycle heading home after cutting cane when he was hit by a vehicle. The incident happened in an area between Cristo Rey and Patchakan Villages. The driver did not stop to render aid and Matu was left on the road. He sustained a broken left foot and right hand. He also sustained head injuries and abrasions to his back and was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he remains hospitalized.
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