Traffic accident victim dies in hospital

29 year old Elisa Hunter was knocked down on Tuesday morning near her workplace, the Belize Recycling Company at Mile 8 on the George Price Highway.

She spent most of Tuesday and Wednesday in hospital, but was never able to make a full recovery, and died on Wednesday evening around 5:00 p.m.

Her sister Ersi Hunter describes, through tears, the suffering of her departed sister and the grief of those she leaves behind.


vlcsnap-2014-11-07-05h28m51s99Ersi Hunter – Sister of Deceased

[Translated]  “When I talked to her when the accident happened, I went to her and told her I was going to take care of her daughter until the day I die.  That is what I promised my sister.  While she was talking, she told me that she was in a lot of pain, but I didn’t know that all her insides were shattered.

We called the Ambulance, but after 45 /60 minutes there was still no sign of an ambulance. 

My sister hugged me and was pleading for help, and the Ambulance wasn’t showing up.”   


vlcsnap-2014-11-07-05h25m21s59According to Ersi Hunter, she does not blame the Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington or his driver Amir Garcia for the accident.

The family wishes to move on and remember Elisa.

Ersi Hunter

“The same night of the accident, he reached.  Well, I didn’t know if he was Minister or what.  He reached and told us that he was sorry, and we understood, but that won’t bring back my sister.

He also told us that he would take care of everything, but we don’t need anything.  All we need is my sister.”


Elisa Hunter leaves behind a young daughter, Elise Bianca, and other family and friends in her native Nicaragua.

Amir Garcia has been served with a notice of intended prosecution.

Minister Elrington spoke with the family, and has committed to taking care of Elisa’s last expenses in this difficult time.

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