Reports are that on Thursday March 13th at about 8:05 p.m., Cassanova was walking on Fourth Avenue, Corozal Town, with a 17 year old female student when a blue pickup travelling in the same direction, hit Cassanova from behind causing him to fly in the air and land on the pavement.
As a result , Cassanova sustained injuries to his head, abrasions to his knees and also complained of pain to the left side of his body.
The driver of the vehicle did not stop to render aid. Cassanova was taken to the Corozal Community Hospital and was later transported to the KHMH.
Police authorities have detained 38 year old Elmer Zetina, who refuses to give a blood or urine sample for alcohol analysis. Police have impounded the vehicle which had no vehicle license. Investigations continue.