A road traffic accident in Orange Walk left a pedestrian suffering from severe injuries to the head and body. Around 8:00 on Friday night, police visited the Northern Regional Hospital where they saw 44 year old Florencio Patt, a resident of San Jose Village, suffering from a large wound to the back of the head, a broken nose and a broken left foot and in an unconscious state. Initial investigations revealed that Patt was walking on the side of the highway in San Jose Village apparently under the influence of alcohol when he was knocked down by a grey car that was coming from the direction of Corozal heading towards Orange Walk Town. Patt was transported to the Northern Regional Hospital and later to the K.H.M.H. where he was admitted in a critical condition. So far, no one has been detained but according to police, they know who they are seeking for questioning.
The second traffic mishap occurred in the Corozal District and six persons are lucky to be alive after the driver of the vehicle lost control. According to authorities, on Sunday night around 8:06, police responded to report of a traffic accident on the Phillip Goldson Highway where they saw a Silver tracker off the side of the road facing in the direction of San Joaquin Village. Initial investigation revealed that 37 year old Lilian Judith Flores of San Jose Village was driving her silver Tracker from Corozal Town heading towards San Jose Village along with five other passengers when she lost control of the vehicle. Flores reported to police that upon reaching between miles 81 and 82 on the Phillip Goldson Highway she lost control of the tracker and ran off the road colliding into a cement lamppost. The passengers were later identified as 43 year old Amir Gonzalez ,40 year old Juan Carrillo, 18 year old Edson Chuc, 33 year old Teresa Suarez all of San Jose Village and 27 year old Gallardo Campos of San Narciso Village, Corozal District. The individuals received varying degrees of injuries and were transported to the Corozal Hospital with the exception of Gallardo Campos who was transported to the Northern Regional Hospital in a critical condition.
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