March 5, 2024



Amelia’s Ward boy, 8, hospitalised after being struck by car

His mother pleads for the public’s assistance to foot his medical expenses

An eight year old student of the Amelia’s Ward Primary School, was on Tuesday morning struck by a motor car on the Amelia’s Ward Public Road on his way to school, as he attempted to cross the road. According to the police, the Motorcar PRR 3003 driven by Aubrey Etienne, aged 30 years of Victory Valley, Wismar, Linden, was proceeding west along Amelia’s Ward Public Road at a normal rate of speed when the left side rear view mirror collided with the child, who ran from the northern to the southern side of the road.

As a result, the child fell onto the road, receiving injuries about his body. He was picked up in an unconscious state by the driver and taken the Linden Hospital Complex where he was treated for head injuries and a broken foot. He was subsequently transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital.

According eye witnessed the boy rushed across the road and it was too late for the driver to stop, hence he collided into the car.
According to the child’s mother, his condition is listed as serious but stable. The 29-year-old mother Tanisha Thomas, related that she’s a single parent of seven children and is being supported by her son’s class teacher in homeschooling him on days he’s not required to attend school. On the days he has to attend however, he would walk the long distance alone.

On Tuesday when she called the teacher, then she learnt of the accident.
“My son is a bit slow, so his teacher said he has potential and she would work with him at home when she doesn’t have to attend school, this morning when I average he should meet; I call his teacher and I ask her if my son meet and she said Joshua was just hit by a car, ”she told INFO 10.

The unemployed single mother said she was informed that her son would be required to undergo a computed tomography (CT) scan to the tune of $96,000, which she cannot afford. She related that the Ministry of Health offered to stand half of the expense while she has to foot the other half ($48,000)of the bill.

Thomas is seeking the public’s support in her time of distress. “It’s really tough at the moment, I’m unemployed and I used my last two thousand; I would be very grateful if I can have some additional help from the public. I also need persons to pray for my son,” Thomas said

Anyone that wishes to offer assistance to the single mother can make contact with her on telephone number +592 654-3816

The driver of the motorcar is presently in police custody assisting with the investigation.