General — 10 January 2018 — by Micah Goodin
Cop in serious condition after road traffic accident

ORANGE WALK TOWN, Mon. Jan. 8, 2018– Police have today arrested and charged Jesus Enrique Muñoz, 24, with a string of traffic-related offences after he was involved in a road traffic accident which almost claimed the life of a police officer.

At about 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, Constable Enid Tillett, 27, attached to the Guinea Grass substation, was driving a motorcycle on the Belize-Corozal Road in Orange Walk Town when a Ford Escape driven by Muñoz that was heading in the opposition direction entered his lane and collided with him.

Tillett suffered head and body injuries and was rushed in an unconscious state to the Northern Regional Hospital.
He was later transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH), where he is listed in a serious condition.

Muñoz was today charged with driving a motor vehicle without due care and attention, failure to give way when changing direction, negligent grievous harm and using a motor vehicle without third party risk insurance.

He is to be arraigned in court tomorrow, Tuesday.

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