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Two brothers from the village of San Lazaro here in the Orange Walk District are lucky to be alive tonight after they were involved in what could have been a deadly traffic accident on the San Felipe Road over the weekend.


According to Police reports the brothers, twenty-two year-old Artemio Yam and eighteen-year-old Jose Yam were traveling from San Felipe towards San Lazaro village onboard a motorcycle when they lost control and slammed into a guard railing located on the side of the road.


Both men were thrown off the motorcycle receiving severe body injuries. The younger of the Yam brothers, Jose reportedly lost his left leg as a consequence of last night’s traffic accident.


Joseph_MyvetteJoseph Myvette – Head, NCIB


“Orange Walk Police were called to the Northern Regional Hospital where on arrival they observe two male persons namely Jose Yam, 18 years and Artemio Yam, 22 years. What the police know so far is that the older of the Yam, Artemio was driving his black motorcycle towards the direction to San Lazaro Village from August Pine Ridge when he seemingly lost control we believe from the initial information we received causing both to be injured, Jose Yam receiving the more severe part of those injuries because he ended up with his left foot below the knee being amputated during the accident, police are investigating this matter.”


Both brothers tonight remain at the Northern Regional Hospital in a stable condition. Police investigations continue on this matter.


A second traffic accident was reported on Sunday night here in the Orange Walk District, this time in the community of Blue Creek.


According to Police reports shortly before ten on Sunday night, Ricardo Can a resident of San Lazaro was driving this red pickup truck heading towards San Felipe Village when he lost control of the vehicle which flipped several times landing on the side of the road. Can reportedly received various head and body injures and was transported to the Northern Regional Hospital where he is currently listed in a stable condition.

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