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Berbice accident claims life of 3-year-old boy

Dead: Daniel Major

A 3-year-old boy, who was struck down on Sunday after attempting to cross the Canefield Public Road, East Canje, Berbice, has succumbed to his injuries.

Dead is Daniel Major of 2nd Street Islington Village, East Bank Berbice. The incident occurred at about 19:45h on the day in question.

Reports are that motor car HA 9700, which a 21-year-old man was driving, was proceeding north along the Canefield Public Road when the 3-year-old, who was alone at the time, attempted to cross from west to east and ended up into the path of the car.

In an attempt to avoid hitting the child, the driver said he applied brake and swerved left but collided with the child.

As a result of the collision, the toddler received injuries about his body. He was picked up by the driver in an unconscious state and taken to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital, where he was admitted as a patient suffering from a fractured rib.

Unfortunately, he passed away on Monday at about 10:45h. A breathalyser test conducted on the driver showed no trace of alcohol.

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