Crime — 09 September 2014 — by Kareem Clarke
Ranchito resident dies in motorcycle accident

BELIZE CITY–An elderly resident of Ranchito, Corozal District, has succumbed to injuries he suffered after being knocked down by a motorcyclist this morning on the Philip Goldson Highway.

Amandala understands that Eluterio Chan, 88, was hit by a motorcycle as he was about to cross the highway between Miles 82 and 83 near the Ministry of Works in Ranchito.

Initial police investigations revealed that Chan was walking in a northerly direction when Juan Samayoa, 32, of Juventus Street, Orange Walk Town, hit him with the motorcycle as he (Samayoa) was travelling towards Orange Walk.

Police said that when they visited the area, they saw a red Honda motorcycle with no license plates, lying in the right lane of the highway facing a southern direction, with the mud guard dented and the hand brake damaged.

Chan was transported to the Corozal Community Hospital in critical condition and died sometime after 1:00 p.m. today while being transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City for further treatment.

Samayoa, on the other hand, suffered a swollen left hand and scratches under his right elbow and right knee.

Samayoa is presently in police custody pending investigations, while consultation is being made with the Director of Public Prosecution’s office for advice as to the way forward in this case.

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