Bartica boy remains unconscious after accident, mother devastated

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Seven-year-old Wesley Hopkinson, a Grade Three pupil of the Two Miles Primary School in Bartica, Region Seven remains unconscious after he was involved in an accident on Thursday afternoon.

Wesley had just exited his school bus and was crossing the road to his house when he was struck down by a 35-year-old female driver.

The lad’s mother, Cinella Hopkinson told the News Room that she heard a loud bang but did not know it was her son who was struck down.

“The school bus that he does normally catch, stop and drop him off and the next thing I hear is a bang and when I run out people say my son get knocked down,” the devastated woman said.

But a passing car quickly picked up the injured boy and rushed him to the Bartica Hospital.

“A stranger in a car picked him up and take him to the hospital,” Cinella told the News Room.

Cinella said her son is on a ventilator and suffered severe head injuries. He was airlifted from the Bartica Hospital to the Georgetown Public Hospital hours after the accident.

“He cannot breathe without oxygen,” the mother of two said.

She believes that the female driver who is in police custody was on her way to pick up her children from school when the accident occurred.

According to the boy’s mother, he knows how to cross the road. Police are investigating.

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