Students, parents, teachers suffer minor injuries
BOOM/HATTIEVILLE ROAD, Ladyville, Belize District, Thurs. May 16, 2019– At about 6:20 this morning, a passenger bus of the Tillett Bus Company of Orange Walk District, which was carrying students, teachers and parents on a tour from Corozal to the Xunantunich Maya Ruin in Cayo District, overturned at the Dumpsite on the Boom Hattieville Road, and as a result several of the passengers suffered varying degrees of injury, which were not considered serious or life-threatening.
ASP Alejandro Cowo told us that the bus was traveling from Santa Clara, Corozal District, to Cayo, and while driving through the Boom to Hattieville Road, the driver of the bus began to feel ill, and pulled to the roadside to stop the bus, but he lost control, causing the bus to overturn.
The bus, with about 50 passengers onboard, landed on its side.
The driver was taken to the hospital and was admitted, and will give a statement following his release. Cowo said that the parents and teachers were primarily the ones who were injured. They were taken to the hospital, where they were treated and released.
The bus was recovered by the use of a backhoe.