Linden teen clings to life after struck down by speeding driver


By Isanella Patoir

A 15-year-old Linden schoolboy is battling for his life at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he was struck down by a speeding car on the Amelia’s Ward Access Road on Wednesday, the Police reported.

Derrick Rambharrat, a Form Two student of the Linden Foundation Secondary School, received multiple injuries to his body and was picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex and later transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

The father Rajesh Rambharrat told the News Room that his son is currently on life support and doctors say he is bleeding in the brain.

Police reported that the car PTT 4790 was being driven at a fast rate by a female when the accident occurred at about 11:40hrs. Police said the teen who was at the time riding a bicycle allegedly rode into the path of the motorcar.

The driver was tested 0% for alcohol.

The elder Rambharrat said he was at work when he was told about the accident.

“All I know is that a car knock he down and right now he’s in a critical state at the Georgetown hospital,” Rambharrat said.

Rambharrat said his son never regained consciousness.

“They have him on machine because he lungs damage, he can’t breathe, he get head injury…they [doctor] say the blood take over the brain,” Rambharrat said.

The father of five said the Police are awaiting a statement from his son.

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