3-Y-O injured in Matthew’s Ridge accident

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Three-year-old Gulanio Cunningham of Matthew’s Ridge, Region One, received injuries to the head and body after a motorcycle, CK 947 collided with him on Thursday.

The motorcycle was being driven by 20-year-old Cleveland Poliah, also of Matthew’s Ridge.

Police said the accident occurred at about 16:00h on the Hole Public Road in Matthew’s Ridge.

According to reports, Poliah said he was climbing a hill along the Hole Public Road at about 40-50kmph when he saw the 3-year-old crossing the road.

Poliah alleged that he applied brakes to avoid a collision, but failed and ended up crashing into the child.

The child was picked up in a conscious state and taken to the Pakera District Hospital where he was admitted.

Police said a notice of Intended Prosecution was served to Poliah.

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