Two lives have been lost in two separate traffic accidents in the Corozal District. Firstly a Hit and Run on Saturday the 24th claimed the life of 44 year old Leonardo Novelo, a resident form the village of Xaibe in the Corozal District. According to police reports the incident played out a little after midnight on the Xaibe, Patchakan road. Police say that the responded to a call at about 12:45 am of which a team of officers were dispatched to the area, upon arriving at the scene they observed the motionless body Novelo laying on the left hand side of the road. Novelo’s body was taken to the Corozal Community hospital where the Doctors on shift pronounced him dead. No arrest has been made so far and the matter is still under investigation.
While police are clueless on the dreadful hit and run that claimed the life of 44 year old Novelo, another unfortunate incident occurred at 130 a.m the 25th October this time in the village of San Narciso, just 24 hours after the first incident. According to Police report, San Victor resident Teofilo Oba was driving his light colour Dodge Caravan on his way to San Victor when upon reaching about ¼ mile into the village he was blinded by an upcoming vehicle who refused to lower his high beams.
This brief blindness according to Oba caused him to accidentally knock down 35 year old San Victor resident Daniel Kau. Oba immediately dismounted his vehicle and rendered assistant to the victim by bringing him to the Corozal Community Hospital where he pronounced dead on Arrival.
Oba was today charged with Manslaughter by negligence, causing death by careless conduct and driving a vehicle without due care and attention.
He was offered a $4,000 bail which he met he schedule to appear in court on the 20th January 2016.
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