Mid morning traffic accident in San Pedro Town
Thursday, June 7th, 2012
There was a midmorning collision on Laguna Drive in San Pedro Town on Thursday June 7th, 2012. The accident involved a blue Yamaha motorcycle driven at the time by 30 year old Nelson Pacheco of San Pedro Town and a beige rental golf cart driven at the time by US national 29 year old Mark Anthony Hanrahan of Alabama.
According to San Pedro Police, sometime around 10AM on Thursday, they were called to the scene of an accident on the northern end of Laguna Drive. Upon arrival they observed the front end of a blue cycle tangled with the golf cart in the middle of the road. Also observed was a thirty foot braking trail which appears to be that of cycle along the center of the road. A small imprint from the breaks of the cart was also observed.
Initial investigation reveals that Hanrahan, the driver of the cart, was traveling from a southerly to northerly direction when he decided to do a sudden U-turn. That’s when Pacheco, the driver of the cycle who was travelling in the same direction, slammed into the left front portion of the cart.
Pacheco explained to The San Pedro Sun that the driver of the cart made a sudden and fast turn without signaling. He further stated that he applied breaks and swerved to avoid a total impact. According to Pacheco, he escaped being seriously injured after he jumped off the moving cycle just before the impact. Hanrahan declined making any statement regarding the accident.
As a result of the incident Pacheco, who was wearing a helmet, received abrasions to his hands and feet. As to the vehicles, the cycle received damages to the front portion while the cart was only scrapped. San Pedro Police is investigating the accident.