Traffic accident claims Woman’s life Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 December 2013 00:00

Independence Village resident 42-year-old Victoria Bol died as a consequence of an accident which happened just outside of Belmopan City on the morning of Saturday, December 21, before 1.

 Bol was a passenger in a black 2003 GMC Sierra pickup which had a head-on collision with an unmarked police van filled with off-duty police officers, some of whom are attached to the Belmopan Police Station. The force of the impact caused the pick up to flip over completely, and Bol was trapped inside. The authorities responded and rescued her from the wreckage, but she died while undergoing treatment at the Western Regional Hospital. Belmopan police have served each driver, including the officer who was driving the van, with a notice of intended prosecution.

 Bol’s brother told the media that based on the information he was given by the first responders, he believes that his sister’s life could have been saved had the Western Regional Hospital’s ambulance responded in time. He says that from his information, the ambulance was not working, and so Victoria Bol had to be transported to the Western Regional Hospital later, when critical minutes had passed.