5-month-old dies in Belmont accident

Police on the East Coast of Demerara are probing a fatal accident that occurred on Wednesday which claimed the life of a five-month-old baby.
Randy Williams, of Belmont, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, was hit by a motor lorry while his brother was pushing him across the roadway in a stroller.
According to reports, about 17:00h on Wednesday, the driver of the motor lorry was proceeding along an access road at Belmont when it is alleged that the eight-year-old boy who was pushing the toddler in a stroller attempted to cross the road and the vehicle collided with the stroller.
The child was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The driver of the lorry is currently in Police custody, assisting with the investigation. Acting Traffic Chief Boodnarine Persaud related that as investigations continue, the Police are looking at all angles. He stated that up to press time, he was unsure as to whether or not the driver would be charged.