A tire blow out was the cause of a major traffic mishap that occurred yesterday afternoon which cost the life of a mother and her child.
The tragic incident unfolded between mile 26 and 27 on the Philip Goldson Highway. According to the authorities, 35 year old Raul Magana, businessman and resident of Ladyville, was travelling in his Toyota Land Cruiser along with his girlfriend Lissa Ying Li and their 3 year old son Raul Li Magana Jr. when the vehicle suffered a blow out.
Eye witnesses commented that Magana lost control of the vehicle, overturned and flipped violently several times before landing on the side of the road. Magana’s wife and son sustained severe head injuries and both of them died on the spot. According to police reports, Magana and his family were heading towards Belize City when the accident happened. Presently, Magana remains at the KHMH receiving treatment for a cut wound to his head and right arm.
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