Police investigate accident involving four year old


A four-year-old student of the Mary E Pigott School is hospitalised tonight nursing injuries she sustained after being struck and dragged by a motor jeep earlier today (Thursday).

Police reports are that the child, Faith Laville, who is from Herbert’s, was navigating the pedestrian crossing on Independence Avenue in the vicinity of Little Canton supermarket when she was hit by the SUV.

Reports are that two other children had crossed the road safely moments before and as the four-year-old attempted to cross she was struck.

The Suzuki Grand Vitara A26337, which was driven by Virgen Bougouneau, 47, of Potters dragged the child some 30 feet from the point of impact before coming to a stop.

Sources report that the child sustained injuries to her right leg, broken bones and will need surgery.

Investigations into the matter are continuing.

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  1. Seriously????? That’s your question? More importantly is where were the crossing guards the government employs! That our taxes are paying???

    • Seriously!!!!! Where were the parents? That area is not a school crossing. Why would any parent have a four year old crossing that street by his or herself in town. If you can not be there coordinate with someone to help your child. Were any adults around?

      • It is a crossing area..there is supposed to be one there every morning and afternoon. I don’t think that you know where independence avenue is. That is the one just below the hospital

  2. Parent probably at work like most parents at that time of day. We don’t know the full details so na pass judgement. The other kids might have been responsible for taking her home but you know how kids behave sometimes

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