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pic_Chan_1Yesterday we reported on the road traffic accident that left two year old Rachel Chan suffering from several injuries.

 

The two year old girl was knocked down on Holy Thursday around midday as she was crossing Sapodilla Street in Trial Farm Village, by a Ford pickup truck belonging to Christopher Hendricks, the driver of Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega. Driving the vehicle at the time was a 14 year old minor.

 

And while the toddler received serious injuries and had to be rushed first to the Northern Regional Hospital and then to the KHMH for emergency surgery, she has shown steady progress and is now in a stable condition and eating.

 

Today, investigating officer and Police Constable Roger Briceno of the traffic unit gave us an official report on the incident which revealed that both the minor driving the truck and the vehicle owner will be summons to court.


Roger Briceno-Police Constable in Traffic Unit


“I receive information of a road traffic accident victim at the emergency ward at the Northern Regional Hospital and I proceeded there where I saw a baby who I learnt to be Rachel Chan a 2 year old and she was suffering from a large cut wound on the forehead going down to the temple area of her head.”


Maria Novelo – Reporter


“What are the circumstances surrounding her injuries?”


Roger Briceno-Police Constable in Traffic Unit


“The investigation revealed that the baby was standing on Sapodilla Street, Trial Farm Village when a Ford F-150 pickup that was driven by a minor drove from the direction of Mahogany Street towards the highway and knocked down the child.”


Maria Novelo – Reporter


“Who is responsible for that, will he be charged?”


Roger Briceno-Police Constable in Traffic Unit


“Summons has been prepared and he will be summons for various traffic offences and he will be summons for driving a motor vehicle without due care and attention, for negligent and grievous harm, fail to report an accident, and driving a motor vehicle whilst not being the holder of a valid driver’s license.”


Maria Novelo – Reporter


“What happens to the owner of the vehicle, I would assume lent his truck to the minor, does he faces charges too?”

 

Roger Briceno-Police Constable in Traffic Unit


“Summons has been prepared for him as well and he will be summons for allowing a person to drive whilst not being the holder of a driver’s license.”


Maria Novelo – Reporter


“Why is it taking so long for these charges to be levied?”


Roger Briceno-Police Constable in Traffic Unit


“It was a long weekend and the police was very busy doing other duties on the street but nevertheless the investigation was carried on, summons has been prepared and the persons they will be served with a copy of the summons.


That court date is set for Tuesday April 29th.

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