By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter
Five year-old Akeela Wade, an infant one student of Holy Redeemer Primary School, lost her life on Holy Saturday when a motorcycle on which she was riding crashed into the back wheel of a moving bus. The incident happened around 5 p.m. at the Douglas Jones/North Front Street intersection near the Belchina Bridge in Belize City.
The driver of the passenger bus, Eyeon Bermudez, 44, told police that he was driving the shuttle bus on North Front Street from the direction of Mapp Street towards Victoria Street and that when he passed the intersection with Douglas Jones Street, a red Honda scooter came out of Douglas Jones Street into North Front Street and slammed into the left rear wheel of the bus.
On the motorcycle were three people, the driver, Visiona Carcamo, 19 Akeela Wade and her sister, Kelsey Peyrefitte, 15. Little Akeela suffered the most serious injuries and she died within minutes at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.
Police are investigating and will likely file four charges against Carcamo: Manslaughter by Negligence, Causing Death by Careless Conduct and Driving without Due Care and Attention and are looking keenly at the fact that three persons were on a two-seater scooter.