Toddler dies after being struck by car

Ama­ra Rea­son, the two-year-old girl who was struck by a ve­hi­cle in Ari­ma on Sat­ur­day has died.

The tod­dler, who was in crit­i­cal con­di­tion and on life sup­port at the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ences Com­plex Pae­di­atric Hos­pi­tal in Mount Hope passed away at about 3.30 am.

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Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port, the in­ci­dent oc­curred short­ly af­ter 10.15 am on Sat­ur­day along La Re­treat Road, Ari­ma.

Po­lice said the dri­ver, aged 29 of the Nis­san Fron­tier van said he was dri­ving when the child ran out from among a group of peo­ple on­to the road in front of his ve­hi­cle.

Ama­ra sus­tained mas­sive in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal in­juries in­clud­ing haem­or­rhag­ing to the brain, a bro­ken col­lar bone, frac­tures of the ver­te­bral col­umn and lac­er­a­tions to the liv­er.

This was the sec­ond in­ci­dent in four days fol­low­ing the death of two-year-old Ter­raci­na Ariel Meina Mooni­lal who was killed af­ter she was run over by a truck in front of her home in Waller­field.

 - by Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant