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Nov 21, 2011

4 year old knocked down in Succotz

Ethan Can

A four year old, Ethan Can was knocked down on Friday afternoon in the Village of Succotz. The infant one student was on the perimeter of his school grounds when he was hit by a vehicle driven by Andy Can, a resident of Succotz village. The infant who suffered a broken leg and injuries to the head was rushed to the KHMH in critical condition. Today News Five spoke with the child’s family.

Caroline Can, Mother of the Child

“The incident was across the road by this school grounds. I don’t know because I didn’t see when the incident happened because I was inside the place where we sell fast food.”

Andrea Polanco

“So did he go outside and the truck hit him? What happened?”

Caroline Can

Caroline Can

“Yes he went outside to that corner.”

Andrea Polanco

“What kind of truck knocked him down?”

Caroline Can

“A trooper.”

Andrea Polanco

“The driver was driving very fast?”

Caroline Can

“Yes he was driving very fast.”

Andrea Polanco

“Was your son in the middle of the road?”

Caroline Can

“He wasn’t in the middle. He was on the left side of the road.”

Andrea Polanco

“What kind of injuries did he sustain?”

Caroline Can

“He broke his leg, he got a lot of injuries in his right foot and the left one and his head too—he knocked his head.”

Andrea Polanco

“Ms. Uck, I understand that you witnessed the incident where your grandson was knocked down?”

Victoria Uck, Grandmother of the Child

Victoria Uck

“Yes. I was standing by the window of my fast food place and when I see the trooper come very fast and I was standing there when I see a lot of little boys was from the back of the school and then when I hear the call make a breaks and then I tell her, Carl watch that and Carl said “es mi hijo” and we run and run and when I run there, I see the man who caused the accident and he got the baby in his hand and I only see his legs like this.”

Andrea Polanco

“So he was coming out of school?”

Victoria Uck

“He just come from school and he come running and he gave me a note and I read the note because my next son was there and I was making panades for him. As I give him the bag of panades, he went walking and that’s why I stand up there at the window and I saw how the man come up and then when he turned he knocked my grandson. I don’t know where he was going but my little kid was playing in the ground back on the school by the toilet—he was playing there.”

The infant’s family says that he is in a stable condition.

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  1. Barack Obama says:

    Thank goodness that the little boy is doing well.

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