A 2-year-old girl is now brain dead after she was struck by a pick-up truck in Arima on Saturday morning.
According to reports, around 10:15 am, the incident occurred along La Retreat road, Arima.
Reports say the driver observed a group of pedestrians standing on the pavement. He then saw a child leave the group and run onto the roadway
The driver told police he mashed brakes and veered to the right to avoid a collision, however, he still hit the child. The victim was taken to the Arima Health Facility with her mother and was attended to and transferred to Mt Hope Hospital.
The child suffered haemorrhaging to her brain, a broken collar bone, two fractures of her vertebral column, two lacerations to her liver and multiple abrasions to the body. She is in a critical condition, unresponsive and supported by machines.
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