3-year-old boy succumbs to injuries after being hit by car


3-year-old Daniel Major lost his life after he attempted to cross the road unsupervised and was hit down by a car. 

Major hailed from 2nd Street Inslington Village, East Bank Berbice.

The accident occurred on the Canefield  Public Road, East Canje, Berbice on Sunday June 26, 2022, about 19:45 hours.

The accident involved Hire Car (HA 9700) driven by Claudwin Mc Donald, aged 21 years of Goed Bananen Land, East Canje, Berbice.

Police headquarters in a statement noted that “ Initial enquiries disclosed that motorcar HA 9700 driven by the 21-year-old man was proceeding north along the Canefield Public Road, when the 3-year-old, who was alone at the said time, attempted to cross from West to East and ended up into the path of the car.”

The driver, in an attempt to avoid hitting the 3-year-old, reportedly applied brake and swerved left but unfortunately collided with 3-year-old Daniel Major. 

As a result of the collision, the 3-year-old received injuries about his  body. He was picked up by the driver in an unconscious condition and taken to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital, where he was  admitted a patient in the accident and emergency unit suffering from a fractured rib.

Unfortunately, 3-year-old Daniel Major passed away on Monday at about 10:45 hours at the Hospital while receiving treatment.

A breathalyser test conducted on the driver showed a reading of .00% microgram.

The body of Daniel Major is at the Hospital’s mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.


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