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7-year-old succumbs days after being struck down on pedestrian crossing

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By Royan Abrams

A 7-year-old Wellington Park Primary School student who was struck down by a speeding motor car on the pedestrian crossing on his way to school last Friday has since succumbed to his injuries.

Dawin Prince of Kiltearn Village, Corentyne, Berbice took his last breath at about 20:00hrs on Monday night in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

News Room had previously reported that the child was on a pedestrian crossing which is located in front of the Wellington Park Primary School at about 7:00 hours on Friday when motor car;HC 3069 which at the time was being driven by Mohamed Haniff of Alness Village, Corentyne, Berbice at a fast rate and failed to stop at the pedestrian crossing.

Consequently, the car collided with the child’s little body and flung him several feet away on the public road from the point of impact. Prince 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 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 and is likely to be charged soon with causing death by dangerous driving.

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