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Elderly man run over and left for dead

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Jan. 10, 2022– An elderly man is recovering from serious injuries after being run over and left for dead in SandhHill on Wednesday night. Caryl Smith, 61, the hit-and-run victim, lay on the road until the occupants of a bus traveling from Belize City to Sandhill noticed him lying in a pool of blood. They rendered aid and called the police, but by that time, the driver of the vehicle was already long gone.

Smith was placed in an induced coma on Wednesday night due to his severe head injuries, but woke up the following morning. He was later taken to the Belize Medical Associates for a CT scan. Members of his family are hoping for a full recovery, but have said that the driver of the vehicle which hit him must be held accountable.

Reports are that the family was celebrating the birthday of a child in the family when they received a call from another close family member who notified them of what had occurred. The family does not know who hit Smith but believe that surveillance footage recorded by a camera of a Chinese grocery store near the location could reveal what took place on the night of the accident.

They are also asking any eyewitnesses of the incident to come forward with any information they may have that could lead to an arrest of the person responsible for this hit-and-run.

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