Losses to Bowen and Bowen Ltd. from a traffic accident this morning ascend to over 9 thousand dollars. The incident happened near mile 8 on the Philip Goldson Highway after 4 this morning and interrupted the flow of traffic for over three hours. A dozen Bowen employees were called out early to salvage the unbroken soft drinks and to remove the debris. Station Sergeant at Ladyville Police, Leon Hewlett shares details:
“Ladyville police visited the scene where upon the arrival we observed a white international brand truck overturned on the left-hand side of the highway while traveling to Belize City. Between those hours, 25 year old Henry Williams, Belizean truck driver of Bowen and Bowen limited was driving in the same direction through Ladyville towards Belize City. Upon reaching mile 8 he lost control of the truck which caused him to overturn. As a result of that accident he received minor injuries to his to the left arm, none to which are life threatening. Accompanying him inside the truck was Angel Vargas who fortunately did not receive any injuries.”
According to police, speeding may have contributed to the accident but we are told the driver has reported that it was a deep manhole that caused him to lose control and veer away from his lane. There were 7 hundred 20 cases of assorted glass bottle soft drinks on board the trailer. Of those, 3 hundred cases were broken. The product was not insured.