VIDEO: UPDATE - Brother, sister spooked by dogs, struck but stable
The accident at Union, St. Philip after the children were rushed to QEH by ambulance.
UPDATE: The Hospital Liaison Officer for the Royal Barbados Police Force has reported at 6:55 am, Thursday, November 22, 2018, that both students are listed as in stable condition at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Brother and sister spooked by dogs, struck by truck
[Original story: 7:00 pm, Wednesday, November 21, 2018]
Less than five houses away from their St. Philip home in Union, two Hilda Skeene students were struck by a freezer truck.
The brother and sister pair, ages nine and six years old, were rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in two separate ambulances accompanied by family members.
Dispelling the rumours of a road fatality, Acting Public Relations Officer with the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF), Sargeant Michael Blackman said that the two children were rushed from the scene by ambulance alive but with head injuries and other injuries about their bodies.
He said that the 3:27 pm today, Wednesday, November 21, the two students “were walking along Union Road from the direction of Duncans Road heading South towards Belair X Road. On reaching a residence in the area, which has three large dogs on its compound, apparently, the dogs started to bark, causing the children to run across the road, crossing on-coming traffic. They were struck by a truck.”
The truck was driven by 52-year-old Deyerick Parris.
Police initial reports indicate the children sustained “serious injuries”, but there was no update as of 5:45 pm.
At this time, the police are appealing to witnesses to come forward with any information that could assist them with investigations. They can contact District 4168200, Crime Stoppers 1-800-TIPS or police emergency 211.
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