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Police are investigating an accident that occurred on the Canefield Public Road, East Canje, Berbice, which subsequently resulted in the death of 4-year-old Daniel Major of 2nd Street Inslington Village, East Bank Berbice.
The accident occurred on Sunday June 26, 2022, about 19:45 hours and involved Hire Car (HA 9700) driven by Claudwin Mc Donald, aged 21 years of Goed Bananen Land, East Canje, Berbice.
Initial enquiries disclosed that motorcar HA 9700 driven by the 21-year-old man was proceeding north along the Canefield Public Road, when the 4-year-old, who was alone at the said time, attempted to cross from West to East and ended up into the path of the car.
The driver, in an attempt to avoid hitting the 4-year-old, applied brake and swerved left. Despite the driver’s effort, the right side front of the car collided with 4-year-old Daniel Major.
As a result of the collision, the 4-year-old received injuries about his body. He was picked up by the driver in an unconscious condition and taken to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital, where he was admitted a patient in the accident and emergency unit suffering from a fractured rib.
Unfortunately, 4-year-old Daniel Major passed away on 2022/06/27 at about 10:45 hours at the said Hospital while receiving treatment.
A breathalyser test conducted on the driver showed a reading of .00% microgram.
The body of Daniel Major is at the Hospital’s mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.