Driver in accident in critical condition

vlcsnap-2014-08-13-06h35m53s181On Tuesday we told you of an accident which occurred somewhere in the area of Las Flores, Belmopan, which took place sometime around 4:30 on Tuesday evening. We reported that 5 persons were inside this white Toyota Hilux, when it overturned, and that one person who was travelling in the pan of the pickup truck was being transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in a critical condition. However information gathered now reveals that it was the driver of the white Toyota Hilux, Tomas Nuñez who sustained serious injuries.

vlcsnap-2014-08-14-07h27m58s66Superintendent Howell Gillett – OC Belmopam Police Station

“Somewhere around four-thirty yesterday [Tuesday] evening, a driver by the name of Tomas Nuñez, a resident of Belmopan, was travelling from Dangriga towards Belmopan.  When reaching the Las Flores area of Belmopan, he was trying to overtake another vehicle, and during the process he had a blow-out, and the vehicle overturned.  The vehicle was extensively damaged.  There were four other passengers travelling with him, at the time, and those persons received injuries, but not life-threatening. Mr Nuñez was transported, initially, to the Western Regional Hospital, and then onto Belize City, where he later died, succumbed from his injuries.”

Jose Ico, a teacher at Las Flores, Belmopan, says he was the one to first call for emergency

Jose Ico – Eyewitness

“Yesterday [at] 4:35, I was in my yard, just taking a break from what I was doing, when I saw a white pickup coming from the direction of Dangriga.  He wanted to overtake.  He had a blowout.  The driver lost control.  I guess he was he was trying to steer the vehicle, and unfortunately he wasn’t able to.  The vehicle overturned, I think like four times that I counted, ’cause we could plainly see it across onto the Hummingbird Highway.

In the vehicle I saw a lady, two men, and two children.

We has a group of workmen nearby.  They came running.  I went running.  I called for the Police.  They came.  The police came really quick.  It took them like three minutes, or less than that, to reach there.”

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