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Double fatal accident on Philip Goldson Highway Print E-mail
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Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:00

Two families continue to grieve the loss of their loved ones following a terrible traffic accident which involved a motorcycle and a pickup truck.

It happened on Friday, July 25, just before 6 p.m. between Miles 6 and 7 on the Philip Goldson Highway. What police have been able to gather so far is that 31 year-old Belize City resident Duane Pelayo was driving his silver and black Meilun motorcycle, and he was transporting 48 year-old Gerald “Jade” Gillett as his passenger. They were heading toward the direction of Ladyville, and during the course of their travel, Pelayo lost control of the motorbike and swerved into the opposite lane. One eyewitness has told the media that it appears that Pelayo was overtaking a vehicle, but he clipped a mirror, and that sent him into the other lane.

That’s the same time that 40 year-old Leslie Nicholas was driving a BTB vehicle, a gold Nissan Navarra, and he was heading toward Belize City. Nicholas told police that by the time he saw the incoming cycle, he didn’t have any time to react, and he slammed into the motorcycle head-on. The impact flung both men riding the motorcycle unto the road, and they suffered massive head and body injuries. It is believed that they died on the spot.

The Philip Goldson highway has seen a spike in the number of fatalities from traffic accidents for the past 7 months.