Home News 8-Y-O hospitalised after being struck by speeding motorcycle
An eight-year-old boy is now nursing a fractured leg after he was struck down by a speeding motorcycle on the Henrietta Access Road, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), on Monday.
Regional Commander Crystal Robinson confirmed that the accident involved motorcycle CK7763 driven by a 24-year-old man of Queenstown, Essequibo Coast, and the now injured lad, Jeremiah Nelson, 8, of Lot 46 Henrietta, Essequibo Coast.
Based on Police information, on the day in question, at about 17:30h, the motorcyclist was proceeding along the roadway at a fast rate of speed when the accident occurred.
According to Commander Robinson, the child was in his yard at the time, when he suddenly ran out onto the roadway and into the path of the speeding motorcycle, thus causing a collision. As a result of the impact, the lad fell onto the roadway and sustained injuries.
He was picked up in a conscious state and taken to the Suddie Public Hospital where he was admitted a patient. Nelson is being treated for a fractured leg and lacerations about his body.
Meanwhile, the driver was taken into Police custody and is assisting with investigations.