3-year-old attempting to cross road ‘alone’ struck down

A three-year-old boy is now dead after he was struck down by a motor car after he attempted to cross the Canefield Public Road, East Canje, Berbice.

Dead: Daniel Major

Dead is Daniel Major of Second Street, Islington Village, East Bank Berbice (EBB). Reports are that the accident occurred about 19:45h.
According to Police, the car, HA 9700, was driven by a 21-year-old of Goed Bananen Land, East Canje.
Reports are that the car was proceeding north along the Canefield Public Road, when Major, who was alone, attempted to cross and ended up in the path of the car.
The driver told Police that in an attempt to avoid hitting the child he applied the brakes and swerved left but despite his efforts, the right front of the car hit Major.
As a result of the impact, the child 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 to the accident and emergency unit.
He, however, succumbed to his injuries on Monday about 10:45h. A breathalyser test conducted on the driver showed no trace of alcohol.

Meanwhile, the child’s mother, Ester Safford told Guyana Times that based on her knowledge, her son was with his stepfather. She said they had gone to a supermarket to purchase a candle to celebrate the youngest of her six children’s first birthday.
“They go out to buy a candle for my small son, the little baby, yesterday (Sunday) was his birthday,” she cried.
Safford explained that Major would have turned four and started school in September.
“I just want justice for my son…he wudda been going to school for September, now my son can’t go to school anymore,” the distraught mother said.
Safford, who works as a security guard, said she was not sure about what transpired, since her son’s stepfather remained at the Police Station and has not been able to communicate with the family.
The body of Major is at the Hospital’s mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.