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Nov 7, 2014

Women and Child Knocked down on George Street

Often you hear about the irresponsibility of taxi drivers that operate ‘dollar vans’ in the Lake Independence area. Dangerously at times, the vans would stop in the middle of the street, in the flow of traffic, to discharge passengers. Well today, just before midday, a woman and her baby were knocked down on George Street, near its junction with Orange Street. The woman and her child had just exited a meat shop in the area when a grey minivan driven by a Nigerian national reportedly came swerving around the lane and hit them. Both victims received injuries to various parts of their bodies.

 

Witnessed Accident

“I stand up right dah the corner there and I di eat and drink something and I see the young lady and ih baby come out of the meat shop. And as ih get yah, the dollar van noh even stop by the lane there; the dollar van speed right across and all of a sudden I hear boom and I see the gial and ih baby pan the ground right front ah yah.”

 

Duane Moody

Witnessed Accident

“So both of them were hit by the vehicle?”

 

Witnessed Accident

“Yeah, both of them were hit by the vehicle and they drop pan the ground. And the lady knee and ih hand bruise up and it look like ih wrist broke.”

 

Duane Moody

“How about the baby?”

 

Witnessed Accident

“I neva see if the baby get hurt because ih hold on to the baby.”

 

Duane Moody

“Is this the first time that something like this has happened in the area; that you’ve witnessed something like this?”

 

Witnessed Accident

“Yes sir, this dah the second time the dollar van do something like that and they have to put a stoppage to dehn dollar van because they di hurry to make money and dehn di put people life ina danger.”

 

We’ve contacted the PR Unit of the Police Department, but we have still not been able to ascertain the identities of the accident victims.

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