… Canal Number One accident
Jasmine Ardin, the 8-year-old victim of an accident at Canal Number One, West Bank Demerara, on November 30, last, is still on life support and in an unconscious state at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
The child’s father, Gavin Douglas, told Kaieteur News yesterday that the doctors have decided to take the child off the specific injection in order to assess her reaction. However, while Douglas is very worried about his child’s condition, he is still peeved that the driver of the car, which struck his daughter, is roaming the streets.
Kaieteur News understands that the police are still investigating the accident, while constant checks are made on the child’s condition.
This newspaper has since confirmed that the driver has to make daily reports to the La Grange Police Station.
Last Thursday, the relatives of the child staged a protest in the Canal Number One community after the driver who is overseas-based was granted $30,000 station bail.
The child’s father along with other relatives and residents of the area blocked traffic after they set alight a number of items, including tyres, on the road.
Kaieteur News understands that on Monday, November 30, the 8-year-old came off the school bus, and was attempting to cross the road, when she was hit by the car.
“The child come off the bus…come in front of the bus and peep out to see if anything coming, and the peep that she peep out, he hit her in the head.
He swerved from a bump and end up hitting she,” Douglas had related to this newspaper.
The man urged for the authorities to look into the situation with some amount of urgency, since his daughter’s life is on the line.
“We need some sort of justice, because this is not right. A man hit down my child, and she is on life support machine and he got $30,000 bail…that is just wrong.”
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