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Three students are hospitalised with at least one in a critical condition after they were struck by a motor car on the Corentyne Public Road, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on Friday.
The accident occurred sometime around 12:15h at Bush Lot Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice.
Those injured have been identified as 16-year-old Alyia Mohabir and 14-year-old Aneela Mohabir, both of Number 46 Village, Corentyne, as well as nine-year-old Rashanie Mohan of Lot 96 Bush Lot Village.
The three victims, all females, were pedestrians when they were struck by a car, bearing registration number PXX 5165, driven by a 31-year-old resident of Number 72 Village, Corentyne.
According to Police reports, the car was proceeding east along the northern carriageway of the Public Road, reportedly at a normal rate of speed, when the driver alleged that a child ran across the road.
The driver told investigators that he saw a school child, who was standing on the southern side of the road, suddenly run across to the opposite side and into the path of his vehicle. He claimed that he applied brakes and pulled left to avoid a collision but instead ended up on the northern footpath during which he collided with the three students who were walking on the said footpath.
As a result, Alyia was rendered unconscious and she was picked up along with Aneela and Rashanie, both of whom were conscious, and they were all taken to the Port Mourant Public Hospital.
Mohan remained a patient for observation at that facility, while Alyia and Aneela Mohabir were later transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital, where they are admitted in the female surgical ward.
The 16-year-old Alyia is said to be in a critical condition and 14-year-old Aneela, who suffered a fractured right leg, is in a stable condition.
Meanwhile, the police said that the driver has passed a breathalyser test. Nevertheless, he remains in custody assisting the investigation.