Headline — 10 January 2018 — by Micah Goodin
Pregnant woman dies 5 days after road accident

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Jan. 8, 2018– Shakira Villanueva, 28, has been fighting for her life for the last five days at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH). However, sadly, she passed away at 2 o’clock this afternoon while receiving treatment for injuries she sustained when she was knocked down while crossing the road in Orange Walk.

Police today revealed that they have not yet arrested the 16-year-old boy who was driving the vehicle that knocked her down at around 9 p.m. on January 3, causing her serious head injuries.

Villanueva, said to be pregnant, was crossing the road at the entrance of Guinea Grass in Orange Walk District when an Isuzu pickup truck without license plates knocked her down.

Her mother, Lilia Villanueva, had told CTV 3, “When my daughter was going by the road, somebody hailed her. I don’t know where she was going, but the same time someone called me and said that a boy just knocked down my daughter and left her on the ground and left.”

She said that another vehicle came and the driver of that vehicle took her daughter to the hospital.

“They called and told me they will operate on her brain because there was hemorrhage. From they operated her, she hasn’t woken up yet,” she explained.

According to her, the teenage boy who was behind the wheels at the time did not have a driver’s license and there was no light on his vehicle.

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