Photo: Desmond Patrick Gordon
by Khaila Gentle
BELIZE CITY, Mon. Nov. 14, 2022
On Sunday, November 13, at 4:30 p.m., a child was riding her bicycle on the Southern Highway when she was hit from behind by a vehicle. According to police reports, Kayla Tech was riding in the vicinity of Indian Creek Village, headed towards Big Falls Village, when a brown vehicle, allegedly driven by one Sarapo Chun, hit the bike from behind.
Tech was knocked off her bike and landed in a patch of grass on the side of the road, sustaining numerous scratches and bruises on her abdomen. Additionally, the rear wheel of her bike was extensively damaged.
When police began investigating the matter, they learned that the issue would be settled between Tech’s parents and Chun.
Several hours after Kayla Tech was knocked off her bike, at 10:45 p.m., police visited the Emergency Ward of the Western Regional Hospital, where they found a man lying unconscious and breathing heavily. That man was 39-year old Desmond Patrick Gordon, an ex-police officer who is a resident of Blackman Eddy Village.
Gordon had reportedly been sitting in the back of a truck when he fell out and landed on the pavement on the highway. He sustained several injuries, including wounds to the forehead, cuts to the top of the head and left eye, and abrasions on both knees.
He was eventually rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition. The police are still investigating the matter.