General — 02 August 2013 — by Kareem Clarke

He crashed into a railing on George Price Highway

A motorcycle accident on Monday night in Belmopan resulted in the hospitalization of two persons after the driver, incredibly, fell asleep while travelling on the George Price Highway.

According to reliable sources, an uncle and his nephew were on their way from Belmopan en route to Arizona Village via motorcycle at around 8:45 p.m. on Monday, July 29, when the incident occurred.

Oscar Alvarado Rodriguez, a 30-year old farmer, lost control of his motorcycle and collided into the railing of the Guanacaste National Park between Miles 47 and 48 near the Belmopan junction.

Along with him was his nephew, Kevin Alvarado, 17, a student of Cotton Tree Village in the Cayo District, who said that his uncle lost control of the motorbike because he suddenly fell asleep, after which they collided head-on into the railing.

Uncle and nephew were rushed to the Western Regional Hospital shortly after, where Alvarado was treated and later released for injuries to his left shoulder, chest and hip.

Rodriguez, the driver of the motorbike, had to be transferred to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City because he had sustained a broken left foot and a broken left hand. In addition to those injuries, he lost a number of teeth and also complained of pain over his entire body.

Belmopan police are currently investigating this incident.

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