Traffic came to a halt on Pescador Drive this afternoon Monday, December 19, 2011, around 5p.m., rush hour in down town San Pedro, when a motorcycle slammed into taxi making its way into the main middle street. One of the passengers sustained some injuries.
According to eye witnesses, taxi driver Jesus Wiltshire was backing up from Ambergris Street and cutting through Pescador Drive from Martha’s Hotel to Elvi’s Kitchen. A golf cart on Pescador Drive stopped and gave Wiltshire the right of passage, but an oncoming motorcyclist behind the golf cart did not heed to the situation in front of him. The motorcycle then struck the taxi on the front driver’s side and ended up partially underneath the front bumper of the taxi.
The two men who were on the motorcycle were flung off the cycle and unto the pavement. The driver was wearing a helmet and did not sustain any injuries, unlike his passenger who was not wearing a helmet for protection. He suffered some injuries and was seen coughing up blood at the site of the accident; he was taken to the clinic for medical treatment.
According to reports, at least one involved was under the influence of alcohol. More on this as we obtain an official police report.