Thursday 5 December, 2019

Toddler crushed under truck

A two-year-old girl is dead after being crushed beneath a truck on Wednesday morning.

The child, Ter­raci­na Ariel Meena Mooni­lal, was at her Old Agua Santa Road, Wallerfield home, with her mother when a 12-year-old relative exited the house.

The relative placed a barrier behind him as was customary to prevent the toddler from getting out into the yard.

But, this time, the two-year-old managed to shake the barrier loose and run out of the house.

Before anyone could react the toddler ran out onto the roadway and was hit by a truck which was driving along the road at the time.

She was rushed to hospital for medical treatment, however, she was pronounced dead.

An autopsy is expected to take place on Thursday at the Forensic Science Center in St James.

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