A Craig Primary School student was rushed to the Accident and Emergency unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) yesterday, after being hit by a car on the Friendship, East Bank Demerara Public Road.
The accident which occurred at around 07:00hrs resulted in seven year- old Jessica Moses sustaining multiple injuries. The child who is now a patient of the hospital’s Pediatric Ward, remains in an unconscious state.
According to her mother, Yonette Moses, “Ever since the accident this (yesterday) morning, me child ain’t talking and she hardly moving, and we don’t really know wha happen to her as yet.”
The woman told this newspaper yesterday that while she does not know what kind of vehicle it is that hit her child, she is almost certain it was Toyota made.
“Me ain’t sure what kind ah car it was really, because my mind wasn’t thinking clearly and so, but I know it did, it did white though.”
Moses told Kaieteur News that her daughter was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre by public spirited citizens, before being transferred to GPHC .The woman explained that her daughter was already dressed in her school uniform when she was asked by a sister to “go over the road and collect something.”
“She big sister call and say that she did want she collect something for her, or something like that, so Jessica which is me last daughter, was crossing the road right in front the house when she get knocked down.”
When asked whether her daughter might’ve been the errant party, the woman said that she would not be able to say. However, she did point out that her daughter is familiar with the rules of the road.
“We living on the road, so she know very well how to use it and so, so me ain’t think she fault, but I think that the driver should ah been more aware when he driving.”
The woman added that after hitting Jessica, the car continued to drive, but stopped a few houses away.
“The driver hit the child, but he still continue driving. He went like couple yards away and then he stop,” Moses noted.
She said that the driver of the vehicle has been taken into police custody, and is assisting with the ongoing investigations.
Meanwhile, although the child is being treated at a public health facility, Moses, who is a single parent, said that a CT scan had to be done at a private institution.
“I am a single mother and it hard for me right now. Is $20,000 to do it, but they deduct $5000 and dey gave me six months to pay out the money, so I would really like some financial help to do so.”
Anyone desirous of assisting Moses in clearing off her debt can make contact with her on telephone numbers- 672-1190 and 690-6623.
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