Teen dies, sister, 9-Y-0 remain hospitalised in Berbice accident
One of the three children who were struck down on the road at Bush Lot on the Corentyne Coast on Friday succumbed to her injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital early Saturday.
Dead is 16-year-old Aliya Mohabir. Police said she died at around 03:00hrs.
Her distraught aunt, Marlyn Singh told the News Room that doctors had declared the teenager brain dead.
“She had a broken hip, the liver damaged, the abdomen damage, she was not breathing at all,” said Singh.
Mohabir’s sister, 14-year-old Aneela Mohabir was also involved in the accident.
Aneela is at the New Amsterdam Hospital in a stable condition but is in a lot of pain; she suffered a fractured leg. Aliya was accompanying her sister to school when the accident occurred.
Meanwhile, nine-year-old Roshini Mohan of Bush Lot, a student of the Kildonan Primary School, was the first to be struck down by motorcar PXX 5165, driven by a 31-year-old doctor; she was attempting to cross the road at the time.
The News Room had reported after crashing into the child, the driver then swerved to the side of the road where he crashed into Aliya and her sister, sending them into the air.
One of them landed on a man who was on a bicycle before collapsing on the road. The other child fell onto the vehicle and then rolled off.
The driver emerged from his vehicle but was unable to render assistance as he was in a state of shock, eyewitnesses said. Some residents threatened to beat him and set his car alight.
Police Headquarters in a statement said the driver alleged that the child suddenly ran across the road into the path of his vehicle after which he applied brakes and pulled left to avoid a collision, but he ended up on the northern footpath and collided with the Mohabir sisters.
The driver passed a breathalyzer test and is at the Port Mourant Hospital where he is presently admitted under Police guard.