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Road Traffic Accident

Road Traffic Accident

Road Traffic Accident

Tuesday, April 22, 2014. ORANGE WALK BUREAU Reporting: A two year old girl had to get 25 stitches and suffered three broken ribs after she was knocked down on Holy Thursday in Orange Walk.

The child, identified as 2 year old Rachel Chan was knocked down by a pickup truck around midday on Thursday in Trial Farm village.

Chan sustained a large cut wound to the forehead which required a lot of stitches.

She was rushed by neighbors to the Northern Regional Hospital.

The little girl was later transferred to the Karl Heusner Memorial in Belize City for further treatment.

The police department has not released any information on the incident so far, but sources say that the driver of the Ford pickup truck that knocked down the little girl, was a 14 year old boy.

That boy was apparently served with a Notice of Intended Prosecution and released the same Holy Thursday afternoon, along with the pickup truck.

Possible charges for the 14 year old boy include driving without due care and attention, negligent grievous harm driving without a driver’s license and failing to report an accident.

The owner of the vehicle has also been served with a Notice of Intended Prosecution for allowing the underage boy to drive his vehicle.

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