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Elderly man perishes in Placencia RTA

GeneralElderly man perishes in Placencia RTA

by Charles Gladden

PLACENCIA, Stann Creek District, Tues. Sept. 13, 2022

On Sunday, September 11, a 76-year-old man, Amado Vega Galindo, lost his life when the motorcycle he had been riding between Miles 6 and 7 on the Placencia Road, collided with a grey Mazda Tribute being driven by Estouardo Samoyo, 39.

During Monday’s weekly press briefing, ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, communications director for the Belize Police Department, said that the incident took place at about 6:00 that morning when Galindo made an attempt to overtake Samoyo’s Mazda Tribute; however, his path wasn’t cleared, which caused the vehicle to hit him, resulting in the head and body injuries he suffered. Galindo died instantly. 

When police arrived at the scene, they saw Galindo’s motionless body not too far from Samoyo’s vehicle. His body was transported to the Placencia Polyclinic, where he was pronounced dead.

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