General — 21 February 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego

Two weeks after a man was knocked down and killed in the Louisville area of the Corozal District on the Philip Goldson Highway, after he reportedly threw himself into the path of oncoming vehicle, a San Joaquin man is lucky to be alive after he was knocked down by a vehicle when he suddenly walked in front of oncoming traffic.

The incident occurred about 9:30 Saturday night in San Joaquin between Miles 79 and 80.

Marciano Tun, 43, of San Andres, was rushed to the Corozal Town Hospital by the vehicle that knocked him down, where he was treated for his injuries and released shortly after.

Primitivo Torres, 53, an employee of the Border Management Security of the northern border, told police that he was driving his vehicle from Corozal towards Orange Walk when in front of Everyday Super Market, between Miles 79 and 80, in San Joaquin, a man who was walking on the left side of the road suddenly ran across the highway to the right side, causing him to knock down the man.

Torres quickly stopped and took the injured man, later identified as Marciano Tun, to the Corozal Hospital. He had sustained injuries which included a cut wound to the forehead and nose, abrasions to the forehead, the left side of the back, and left foot.

Police announced that a Notice of Intent to Prosecute was served to Primitivo Torres.

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