Thursday, August 14, 2008

Fatal Golf Cart Accident

About 6:20 a.m. Police responded to a call of a traffic accident involving a dump truck and a golf car in the Mosquito Coast Area. Upon their arrival to the area the accident victim was already being transported to the clinic to receive medical attention.

According to official reports, the victim of the accident was Vidal Escalante, 21-year old resident of Mosquito Coast, originally from Belmopan. Information gathered by officials claim that Escalante was driving a golf cart (#17 from Captain G’s) heading towards town while the garbage truck was heading to the dumpsite, when Escalante fell asleep while driving andswerved into the direction of the truck and collided into it.

At the time of the accident, Escalante was being accompanied by a female friend. Edmir Dominguez, 32-year old resident of San Pedro was the driver of the Town Council’s garbage truck and is currently in police custody. Escalante was taken to Ambergris Hopes Clinic since the doctor on call for the poly clinic was not available. He was then pronounced dead on arrival by Dr. Otto Rodriguez. The body was then transported to Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he awaits a postmortem. More information will be provided as it becomes officially available.

1 comment:

Nikki said...

vidal was a true friend may he rest in peace