A man lost his life in a traffic collision that occurred on the San Victor Village road on Saturday night.
The victim was a passenger in a blue and silver two-door Mazda pickup that was heading towards San Narciso Village but which ran off the road and collided into a white Ford Ranger pickup truck that was parked on the road side.
Today the new Officer in Charge in Corozal, Superintendent Sinquest Martinez, explained what the Police authorities’ early investigations are indicating.
Superintendent Sinquest Martinez, OIC, Corozal Police
“Officers of the Corozal Police Detachment visited the San Victor/San Narciso Road where they saw a vehicle four wheel up and a pickup truck totally damaged, so far the investigations reveal that the Mazda Tribute that was travelling through the San Victor/San Narciso Road going towards San Narciso Village collided into the rear of the pick-up which had mechanical failure and was parked on the right hand side of the road with his hazard light turned on. When police responded they didn’t know it was a fatal until they were told, when the police got there they spoke to a police officer who was the driver of the white pick-up truck he told what transpired and the victim was transported to the Corozal Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.”
The victim has been identified as Carlos Ca-rrias, who was living in southern Belize and was visiting family. His brother, Elder Carrias, told us what he knows about the incident.
Elder Carrias - brother of deceased
“He arrived here around 10:30 in the morning and came to see my dad because to solve an issue they had, around twelve and since then the family then saw them until they got the call that the accident happened. The family is trying their best, we understand that accident happen and we are trying to go through it as strong as we can. My brother was a loving person, he wasn’t a rich person but if he saw you in need he would help you and he wasn’t also no saint right because probably people that knew him know he gave trouble but he was getting on track about a year and a half now and he had just came to visit my father with some issue that they had and he was already on that stage that he was changing and unfortunately you he lost his life.”
The pickup truck was driven at the time by Police Officer Victor Noble and he was accompanied by 4 year old son at the time of the accident. We understand the child was inside the vehicle when the Mazda pickup collided into the Ford pickup. The child received a cut on his face and luckily no major injuries. Noble was during this time near the front of the vehicle and luckily escaped with only a few scratches. Police say they have taken blood samples of both the driver of the Mazda pickup and Officer Noble as part of their investigations.