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Orange Walk Father Dies in Wednesday Morning RTA

A resident of Orange Walk Town lost his life in a road traffic accident this morning. Reports are that forty-year-old Carlos Vargas lost control of his red Honda Accord while driving on the Blue Creek Road this morning. Vargas sustained multiple injuries to his lower body and head as a result of the collision. His […]

Less Than a Week after Opening, Accident on the New Haulover Bridge

The spanking new Haulover Bridge was opened to vehicular traffic less than a week ago – four days to be exact, and already it has seen its first traffic accident. The fender bender occurred right around the five o’clock peak hour this evening and created a bottleneck for traffic on both approaches of the bridge. […]

Man Charged for Manslaughter After Driving Drunk

Last night, we reported on the tragic passing of Kenrick Castillo, a forty-six-year-old Dangriga resident who died after a vehicle crashed into his home where he slept, causing the building to collapse on top of him. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Michael Logan who has since been arrested and charged for manslaughter […]

Vehicle Crashes Into Home and Kills Dangriga Man

A forty-six-year-old Dangriga resident is dead after an SUV crashed into his home. Kenrick Castillo was inside his home on Wednesday night when tragedy struck. A black Jeep with two occupants was allegedly speeding on the highway when the driver lost control of the vehicle. As a result the men reportedly swerved off the highway […]

RTA Claims Life of Husband and Father in Cristo Rey Village

Three persons lost their lives over the long weekend as a result of separate road traffic accidents. We begin our coverage of these unfortunate incidents with the death of forty-year-old Elvis Tzib in Cristo Rey Village. The husband, and father of four, was on his way home from work to have dinner with his family […]

Weekend RTA Claims Life of Woman in Cotton Tree Village

On Saturday night, another person lost her life in a road traffic accident. According to police, forty-eight-year-old Ana Rivera was inside a Lincoln Navigator with fifty-one-year-old Joshua Aguilar, heading to Belmopan, when their vehicle collided into a Ford Ranger pickup. Rivero lost her life in that incident. ACP Hilberto Romero tells us more.   ACP […]

Franks Eddy Villager Loses Life in Hummingbird Highway RTA

The third fatal road traffic accident over the weekend happened on the Hummingbird Highway, at mile fifty-three. On Sunday morning, Franks Eddy Village residents, thirty-one-year-old Elifar Vasquez and thirty-eight-year-old Moises Perez were inside a Nissan pickup, heading toward Belmopan, when their vehicle collided into a Ford F-150 pickup. Perez died from the impact. The F-150 […]

Breathalyzers and Speed Guns to Combat RTAs, says ComPol

Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, also weighed in on the frequency of road traffic accidents that have led to multiple deaths. He says that his senior command has met to discuss the issue. They are now proposing a joint Cabinet paper, in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport, to make certain legislative amendments that will […]

Three Perish in Traffic Accident in San Estevan

Three men perished in a road traffic accident on Wednesday night in the Orange Walk District. The mishap occurred near the San Estevan roundabout near mile twenty-nine. The victims are forty-уеаr-оld Nоеmіаѕ Саntun, nineteen-уеаr-old Реdrо Меndеz, and nineteen-year-old Victor Tamai. Reports are that the men were travelling in Cantun’s taxi van from the Corozal Free […]

Another Orange Walk Accident Claims A Life

Meanwhile, a second fatal traffic accident in Trinidad Village earlier on Wednesday has claimed another life. The incident happened in Trinidad Village and the victim, was fifty-three-year-old Terencio Cal from San Jose Palmar. Reports are that Cal was driving a pickup truck in Trinidad Village, Orange Walk sometime around two-thirty in the afternoon. The sales […]

Elderly Man Knocked Down in Corozal Town

A family from Corozal Town is hoping for the best for their elderly loved one who was knocked down on Thursday afternoon in that municipality. Ninety-three-year old Robert Carter is unconscious at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after he suffered head injuries in the accident. Carter, reports say, was trying to make his way across […]

Family Wants Person Who Knocked Down Pedestrian to Help

Another of Carter’s sons, Eddie, says that it is unfortunate that the person who knocked down his father is a close friend of the family. Eddie Carter told News Five that the husband of the woman who caused the accident has reached out to offer help, but that is something that the Carter family will […]

Another Highway Fatality, Three Days Into The Year

Today, at least one life was claimed in a fatal road traffic accident that occurred on mile twenty-two of the George Price highway. Around one p.m., a driver was traveling northbound on the highway in a rented vehicle when he noticed a green SUV approaching from the opposite direction. The SUV, which carried a taxi […]

NDACC Says “Make Driving Safely Your New Year’s Resolution.”

The National Drug Abuse Control Council, alongside the Ministry of Health and Wellness, is furthering their mission of making the roads of Belize a safer place. With the New Year comes the re-launch of their “Don’t Drink and Drive Campaign”. The campaign, which has been ongoing since 2023, is social media and roadside operated mission […]

Police Charge Driver Involved in Multiple Traffic Fatality

Last Thursday, News Five brought you the tragic story of a fatal road traffic accident the night before that claimed the lives of four work colleagues who were heading home after a day’s work in Camalote. The incident happened in Georgeville near mile sixty-two on the George Price Highway. Today, A.C.P Romero explained that they […]

N.C.F.C Calls for Heightened Road Traffic Awareness

The two traffic fatalities that claimed the lives of eight construction workers since Saturday night have prompted the National Commission for Families and Children to revisit what it believes is an urgent need for heightened awareness on road safety. In a press release issued today, the N.C.F.C extended condolences to the families that are affected […]

Another Multiple Traffic Fatality in Four Days

Only last evening News Five brought you the dos and don’ts for road traffic safety. Before the story even aired, shortly after six ‘clock, news broke that there was another multiple traffic fatality out west – the second in only four days. And similarly to the one on the Hummingbird Highway on Saturday night, this […]

Road Safety and Why It Matters

Road traffic accidents are among the leading causes of deaths in Belize each year. Several lives were lost recently due to road traffic mishaps in different parts of the country. This past weekend alone, four men lost their lives when the vehicle they were travelling in careened off the Hummingbird Highway and flipped several times. […]

Traffic Accident on Hummingbird Highway Leaves Multiple Casualties

Four men were killed in a traffic accident on Saturday night and five others sustained varying degrees of injury when the pick-up truck they were traveling in overturned shortly after eight on a curve near mile twenty-eight on the Hummingbird Highway. Of the six men traveling in the cab of the pick-up, three perished, while […]

Police Can’t Confirm If Speeding Was Involved in Fatal Accident

As we reported, five persons are left wounded as a result of Saturday night’s traffic accident. The incident claimed the life of contractor, Sherwin Garbutt and three of his workmen, as they headed back from Dangriga to Roaring Creek where they all lived. Today, A.C.P Hilberto Romero shared the official information on the incident. But […]

Dangriga Man is Knocked Down and Killed on 19th Morning

A cyclist in Dangriga lost his life over the Garifuna Settlement Day weekend when he was knocked down and killed by the driver of a sports utility vehicle on Sunday.  According to police, Allen Brooks has been served with a Notice of Intended Prosecution following the deadly collision that claimed the life of Manuel Hernandez. […]

Teenager Killed in RTA in Belize City

There was a fatal road traffic accident on the Philip Goldson Highway in front of New Horizon Apartments on Tuesday evening. It is believed that a motorcyclist who was travelling towards Ladyville crashed into a dump truck that was parked on the side of the road after running out of diesel. The impact of the […]

RTA Claims Life of San Ignacio Carpenter

A San Ignacio resident is dead following a traffic accident in Belmopan. On Friday, thirty-year-old Esvin Damian drove from San Ignacio to Belmopan to conduct a business transaction for his furniture store. Later that day while driving on Constitution Drive towards the Hummingbird Highway he lost control of his vehicle. Damian’s Ford F-150 collided into […]

Drunken Drivers Destroying City Property Weekly

Last night, we told you that a taxi operator was arrested in connection with the destruction of the Phillip Goldson bust on Saturday morning.  Thirty-four-year-old Mervin Domingo was charged for driving a motor vehicle with alcohol concentration above the prescribed limit and driving a motor vehicle without due care and attention. Mayor Bernard Wagner says […]

Chief Engineer says Luckily No Damage to Overpass

Chief Engineer Evondale Moody says that more than likely the cost of the repairs will come from the MIDH’s budget. Moody says that even though the bust of the national hero was desecrated, it is a blessing in disguise of sorts, because had the pillar to the overpass been damaged, the structure would have been […]