Toddler critical after father reverses vehicle

Less than 24 hours after 20-month-old Adan Kiritpaul of Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was driven over and killed by his father, another toddler, this time 18-month-old Adena Ramkissoon, was admitted in a critical condition after she was struck down by a reversing vehicle driven by her father.
Police investigations revealed that the incident occurred on Sunday morning as the child’s father, who operates a home-based taxi service, was reversing out of his yard.

The now Adan Kiritpaul who was crushed by his father on Saturday

Danny Ramkissoon told Police investigators that as he was about to leave home, he reportedly felt as though his vehicle ran over something.
He stopped the vehicle, exited and upon checking, he observed his daughter lying motionlessly under the left rear side of the car.
He immediately raised an alarm and the child was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she was admitted a patient in the Emergency Unit.
The child’s condition is listed as critical. The parents were left in a traumatised state and as such, statements were not taken.
On Saturday, Kiritpaul was crushed to death by his father. It was reported that on the day in question, the father was navigating the motor lorry out of his yard when he looked out his rearview mirror and saw something between the wheels.
Police said that the man stopped and disembarked only to discover his son lying motionlessly and his head crushed. An alarm was raised and the Police were called.
The child was taken to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital where he pronounced dead. The father has since been taken into custody.