Also on Friday night, as many as 7 individuals including 4 minors were injured in a traffic accident, this time near mile 42 on the Philip Goldson Highway. According to Orange Walk Police, acting upon information received of a traffic accident near the Crooked Tree cut off, they were dispatched to the area, and upon their arrival they saw a Wingle Pickup truck and a Ford escape on the side of the road, both with extensive damages.
Inspector Jose Mendez – Second in Command Orange Walk
“We also responded to a call at mile 42 o the Phillip Goldson Highway where two vehicles were seen extensively damaged and a Wingle pickup and a Ford Escape and there the police had to deal with several people injured namely Catalina Sepeda 65 years old, Lorena Sepeda 31, Lorena Cervantes 31, and four minors ranging from 6 to 13 years of age all were transported to the Norther Regional Hospital and I believe two are still are at the hospital undergoing treatment, at around this time we did take sample from the driver and has been sent to the forensics lab for analysis and we are waiting for the result of it and then most like we are just awaiting for the driver to be discharged from the hospital.”
DNA samples were retrieved from both drivers and the case file was sent to the office of the Department of Public Prosecution for further directives.