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7-year-old unconscious after being struck down on pedestrian crossing

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By Royan Abrams

A 7-year-old Wellington Park Primary School student is now a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) battling for his life after he was struck down by a speeding motor car while using the pedestrian crossing on his way to school on Friday, November 25, 2016.

The child has been identified as Dawin Prince of Kiltearn Village, Corentyne, Berbice.

According to information reaching the News Room, the child was using the pedestrian crossing which is located in front of the Wellington Park Primary School at about 7:00 hours when motor car HC 3069 driven by Mohamed Haniff of Alness Village, Corentyne, Berbice at a fast rate failed to stop at the pedestrian crossing, consequently hitting the child.

The News Room was told that the car upon collision with the child, flung him several feet away on the public road from the point of impact. The 7-year-old was picked up by a passing minibus in an unconscious state and rushed to the Port Mourant Hospital where he was examined by a doctor but had to be transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital as he sustained severe injuries to his head and about his body.

The lad was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as his condition was deteriorating.

Ranks from ‘B’ Division visited the scene and arrested the driver of the motor car.

He is presently in police custody pending charges.

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