Boy, 10, struck down by car

A 10-year old boy was yesterday struck down by a speeding car on Norton Street, Georgetown.

The child, Winston Duncan, was in a conscious state when he later arrived at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH).

The accident occurred at around 4 pm, when a car, which was proceeding south along Vlissengen Road came into contact with another vehicle which was travelling west on Norton Street.

At the time, Duncan was entering his yard, when the vehicle travelling on Norton Street came into contact with him. The child tried to escape the speeding car, but was hit. As a result, he suffered injuries to his head and bruises to other parts of his body.

When Stabroek News visited the accident scene, residents complained about the many accidents which have been occurring along the road, due to the bushes that block the view of drivers using Norton Street.

One resident said that there are frequent accidents every week at the junction. “Vehicles going south when they get to the intersection there is poor visibility of vehicles going west to east,” he said.

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