Early morning traffic at miles 46 and 47 on the George Price Highway was diverted on Wednesday, when a cargo truck travelling in a Southerly direction suffered a blow out of one of its back wheels, causing it to overturn. Incoming traffic from the north and from the south had to take a long detour through Belmopan from early in the morning until sometime after 12:00 noon. Three persons were inside the vehicle at the time, and though the wreckage looked bad, reports are that no one was seriously injured during the incident.
“This accident occurred sometime before eight this morning, between mile 46 and 47 on the George Price Highway. The driver has been identified as Carlo Horto. He’s from San Jose Palma, Orange Walk District. He was bringing a cargo truck with groceries, for a businessman of Orange Walk Town also, when he lost control due to the condition of the road along the highway. The truck was extensively damaged. All the contents were released from the truck, due to the traffic accident. He was travelling with two others. One of the persons received injuries, that needed medical attention. He’s listed in a stable condition, and the injuries are not life-threatening.”
From before 8:00 am, between mile 46 and when the accident occurred to sometime after noon, workers and traffic officers could be seen busy clearing off the road and salvaging some of the goods that were spilled across the road as a result of the accident. The cargo truck which belongs to Orange Walk Businessman German Vega of German Vega Imports (GIV) was transporting goods to a location in Dangriga Town, Toledo District.