Boy, 12, seriously injured after struck by minibus
A 12-year-old boy is currently nursing serious injuries at the Georgetown
Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after he was struck by a route 43 (Linden) minibus, around 18:00 hours yesterday.
The incident occurred on the Friendship Public Road, East Bank Demerara.
The mother of young Kevin Ramnarine, who lives at River View Friendship, said that the lad was at the time heading out to buy painkillers when he was hit by the bus.
She said that she heard about an accident on the Public Road and ran out to the road, but had no idea that it involved her son. Upon reaching the roadway, the woman said she learned that her son had already been taken away by public-spirited citizens to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.
From there, she said she joined the ambulance that transported her son to the GPHC.
Ms. Ramnarine said that at that time her son was unconscious. When Kaieteur News spoke to her she was unaware of his condition.
Eyewitnesses claimed that at the time of the incident the child was riding a bicycle which he reportedly rode into the path of the Linden bus. The boy reportedly rode out of a street when he came into contact with the bus.
The bus was seen parked at the Grove Police Station with evidence of the accident visible on its front. There was a huge dent on the front of the minibus and the windscreen was shattered. The driver was at the time in police custody assisting with investigations.
When Kaieteur News arrived at the GPHC, the injured lad was being prepared to be transported to another medical institution where a CT scan could be performed.
The child’s body bore many marks, and Kaieteur News understands that he many have suffered serious head injuries.