SPHS graduate injured in traffic accident

Thursday, June 18th, 2015


Gabriel Zetina a San Pedro High School (SPHS) 2015 graduate suffered major injuries in a traffic accident on Friday, June 12th. The incident occurred near Caribeña Fuel Station just south of Town core. Zetina suffered two critical fractures on his left leg and several other fractures to his lower foot and ankle. Due to this incident, the senior student was unable to attend his graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 15th. Zetina was taken to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where he is waiting on news if further surgeries will be needed to save his leg.

Gabriel Zetina

Gabriel Zetina

According to Zetina, on Friday, he was driving a golf cart accompanied by other friends when a blue taxi van coming in the opposite direction, allegedly on the wrong side of the road, almost ran into them. “I was driving on my right, but the other vehicle was on the wrong side of the road coming straight to me. I swerved to the left to try and avoid a collision, and then I did a hard right to avoid running off the road, but when I did that, the golf cart flipped and fell on my left leg,” explained Zetina via a phone interview. He said that the taxi driver continued on his way without stopping to check on them.
Zetina denies the rumors that he was under the influence of alcohol when the accident happened. He maintains that he was sober and in good condition while driving. While he remains at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital getting treatment, Zetina laments that he could not attend his graduation ceremony, and is not unable to start his summer program at St. John’s College Junior.
San Pedro Police has since launched an investigation in to the incident. If anyone has information as to the driver of the taxi cab involved in the accident, please don’t hesitate to contact the police at 206-2022.


 

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  1. I am surprised that this is the first accident involving a taxi in SP. Taxi drivers drive too fast and are extremely reckless. The SP police should be ticketing these drivers. Motor scooter drivers, too.

    1. I am surprised that there is not more traffic accidents to report in general. Too many drunk drivers on this island day and night. Because there are too many, it seems that the authorities don’t even bother to check anymore because they know they would not have enough time and officers to deal with all of them. I also question whether they are even allowed to look into that part of the problem.
      As in other parts of the country, it takes the death of an important person to cause the authorities to look into the situation. If the dead person is not so important, nothing is done and the problem continues.

  2. where was the breathalizer during this , so called, police investigation….?

  3. One of my friends was hit down by a golf card by the bridge by high school students who were going to prom…. Sometimes these teenager drive recklessly and when in problem expect to be the victims…how do authorities allow high school students to drive with out a licences only because it’s prom..

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