General — 03 September 2013 — by Albert J. Ciego

A man from San Narciso, Corozal, who was a victim of a traffic accident but prematurely discharged himself from the hospital, has died. Oscar Gustavo Carrillo Castaneda, 45, a farmer, was found near the Philip Goldson Highway suffering from massive head and body injuries at about 10:00 Wednesday night. He had been knocked down while walking along the highway that night.

Castaneda was taken to the Corozal Town Hospital by a teacher of the same village, to receive medical attention, but he later discharged himself.

On arrival at his home, however, he began to complain of pain in his head and body, and on Thursday he returned to the Orange Walk Hospital. He then was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, but died there about 9:00 Sunday morning.

The autopsy certified the cause of Castaneda’s death to be ventricular bilateral hemorrhage due to skull trauma.

Castaneda’s family, however, believes that the teacher who took him to the Orange Walk Hospital knows more about the events that led to Castaneda’s injuries than he has so far revealed.

Police said that the accident and the death of Castaneda are still being investigated. They have forwarded the file to the Director of Public Prosecution for further direction and advice.

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