General — 24 June 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego

Two vehicles collided on the George Price Highway at about 5:30 Sunday evening, and three of the individuals who were in the vehicles received minor injuries. The vehicles were not damaged extensively, and both drivers were charged by police.

Eli Eleazar Obando, 30, an employee of BTL, told police that he was travelling from Benque Viejo to San Ignacio, and he had indicated that he was turning to the left in front of Chuc’s Gas Station in San Ignacio.

He checked his mirror to clear traffic, he said, but did not see any vehicle behind him, and so he proceeded to make the left turn, but while turning, a vehicle suddenly came up and slammed into the driver side of his vehicle, causing his vehicle to spin out of control and overturn.

Travelling with Obando at the time was his girlfriend, who suffered minor injuries to her legs and arms.

Inspector Raymundo Reyes, Commander of San Ignacio police, said that both drivers were charged with traffic offences. Obando was charged with driving without due care and attention, failure to give way, and negligent harm.

Manuel Jesus De Sosa, 27, of San Ignacio, the driver of the other vehicle, was charged with two counts of negligent harm, driving with alcohol concentration above the prescribed limit and driving without due care and attention.

They were taken to court and were released on bail. They are to return to court on Thursday, July 30.

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