General / Weekend News

Customs officer killed in traffic accident

By Marion V. Ali, Staff Reporter

Frank Robinson, 51, a customs officer of Belize City died in a traffic accident shortly after 3 p.m. on Thursday between miles two and three on the George Price Highway.

Robinson, who was reportedly driving a grey Isuzu D-Max pickup just past the Lord’s Ridge Cemetery was making a left turn when a 10 wheel dump-truck traveling immediately behind him slammed into the driver’s side of the pickup.

According to Martin Burke, 48, the driver of the dump truck, it happened so suddenly that he could do nothing to prevent the accident. Burke said that Robinson turned suddenly and there were passengers on the shoulder of the road, preventing him from swerving. He he has been served with a notice of intended prosecution.

Edison Peneda, a passenger In Robinson’s vehicle has accused Burke for the incident, saying that he appeared to get nervous when he saw the accident about to happen.

Also in the pickup truck was Camira Brown, 24, who suffered head and knee injuries. Slight bleeding on her brain forced doctors to induce coma. She continues to recuperate as the investigations progresses.

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