JACINTOVILLE, Toledo District, Thurs. Oct. 15, 2020– Two men have died in two separate traffic accidents.
Byron Dominguez, at about 12:30 Monday morning, was driving his motorcycle as he headed to his home in San Felipe, Orange Walk District, when he crashed into a vehicle that was parked on the side of the road.
As a result, Dominguez, 26, was thrown off his motorcycle and onto the pavement, and he suffered massive head and body injuries.
Neighbors rushed him to the Northern Regional Hospital, where he was given initial treatment, after which he was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where he died shortly after.
The second traffic fatality occurred at about 6:30 on Tuesday evening. Raymond Pop, 35, a farmer of Jacintoville, was riding his bicycle on the San Antonio Road in Jacintoville when a vehicle that was traveling in the same direction hit the rear of the bicycle.
The driver of the vehicle did not stop, and left Pop on the road injured and bleeding.
Police said that on their arrival on the scene, they saw the badly damaged bicycle on the right side of the road, and saw Pop’s motionless body on the right side of the road.
He was seen with massive head and body injuries, and he was already dead.
An initial investigation revealed that a pickup knocked down Pop from behind and dragged his body for a short distance.
Police said that they have found the pickup and have impounded it, but the driver is now on the run.
Pop’s body was taken to the Punta Gorda Hospital.