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Two baby girls knocked down, one died Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:00

There were two separate accidents involving two little girls which happened over the Easter weekend, and unfortunately, one of them lost her life.

 The first one happened on Holy Thursday in Trial Farm Village. 2-year-old Rachel Chan was walking across a street to meet her father when a Ford F-150, being driven by a 14 year-old minor, knocked her down. The toddler had to be rushed to the Northern Regional Hospital, and then to the KHMH to receive medical treatment. She received serious injuries, and had to get emergency medical surgery to save her life.

 The 14 year-old minor will be charged with driving without due care and attention, negligent grievous harm, driving without a driver’s license and failing to report an accident. Police also intend to serve the owner of the vehicle with a summons for allowing the minor to unlawfully drive his vehicle.

 The teenager was driving the vehicle reportedly to transport firewood to his mother’s house to make use of for cooking. He was on his way to his mother’s house when he knocked down the child.

While Rachel Chan survived the accident, 5 year-old Akeelah Wade wasn’t so fortunate when the motorbike she was on slammed into a metro bus being driven by Eyeon Anthony Bermudez at around 4 p.m. on Holy Saturday. She was on the front of a red scooter as a passenger which was being driven by 19 year-old Visiona Carcamo. Behind the driver was a 15 year-old girl who was also a passenger. All three were coming from the Princess Pool, and at the intersection of North Front and Douglas Jones Streets, the scooter they were on slammed into the side of a shuttle bus. They all had to be rushed to the KHMH, and after 2 hours of clinging to life, little Akeelah died from the injuries she suffered.