Lethem schoolgirl, 10, dies after struck by speeding car


Ruth Glasgow, a 10-year-old pupil of the Arapaima Primary School in Lethem, Region Nine died after she was struck down on Friday by a speeding motorcar driven by 23-year-old Navindra Narine.

Police Headquarters reported that the motor car, with the number plate PLL 2547, was speedily proceeding along Third Street Lethem and attempted to negotiate a left turn at around 16:40hrs.

At the time, Glasgow was leaving her school sports at the Tabatinga Sports Complex with her mother. The young girl reportedly braced on her bicycle at the corner of the road, while she was eating something.
Narine reportedly lost control of his vehicle and collided into the schoolgirl. The child and her cycle were flung some distance further north on the road, causing her to sustain injuries to her head and body.

She was later picked up in an unconscious condition by public spirited citizens and taken to the Lethem Regional Hospital, where she was seen and examined by a doctor. She was, however, referred to Boa Vista Brazil via ambulance to seek further medical attention.

At 22:40hrs on Friday, Glasgow succumbed to her injuries while undergoing emergency medical treatment.

The matter was reported to the police and ranks arrived at the scene in under 10 minutes.

Police said measurements and statements were taken. The motor car was examined by the Licensing and Certifying officer, and a Notice of Intended Prosecution served on the driver.

Two breathalyser tests were conducted on the driver and it was found that he was driving under the influence of alcohol.

Before the girl passed away, Narine was charged for dangerous driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.

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  1. Patricia Pierre says

    I am saddened at how this little girl lost her life because of the reckless driving of a drunken driver. I empathize and sympathize with her mother who witnessed the entire horrendous incident. When and how can she come to grips with herself. I trust however that justice would be served on the relatives of the deceased.

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