Road accident at Adventure
July 9, 2000
The police are investigating the tragic death of a ten-year-old boy who was hit by a vehicle in front of his home at Adventure Village, Essequibo, on Friday morning.
Reports reaching this newspaper stated that the broken body of Kumar Persaud called `Rakesh', a student of St John's Primary School, Onderneeming, was pulled from under the wheels of a 4x4 after being dragged several yards down the newly paved Essequibo road.
Speaking with Stabroek News yesterday, the boy's grandmother, 50-year-old Dhanmat said that the accident occurred shortly before 0700 hrs on Friday. She said that Persaud had been sent across the road to purchase kerosene from a truck that normally passes through the area. He was on his way back, after successfully making the purchase, when the 4x4, driven by a resident of Coffee Grove, Essequibo Coast, struck him. The boy was dragged several yards along the road before the driver of the vehicle managed to bring it to a stop.
The grandmother disclosed that Persaud was the only child of Deowattie Pooran who also lived with the grandparents at the Adventure Village home.
According to reports, the driver and vehicle are both in custody at the Suddie Police Station.
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