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10 months jail for woman who crashed into St Lucian cub scouts

The woman who struck down two St Lucian Cub Scouts earlier this week on Woolford Avenue, Georgetown was today (July, 28) sentenced to 10 months imprisonment and fined $15,000 after she pleaded guilty to Dangerous Driving and Breach of a One-Way.

Tracy Fordyce of Cowan Street, Kingston appeared before Magistrate Renita Singh at Court seven of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

The two children, eight-year-old Nick Omarie Joseph and nine-year-old Parnell Matthews were participating in the 14th Caribbean Scouts Cuboree.

Police reports stated that the female driver had an argument with another individual at the North Georgetown Secondary School, after she was refused entry to the school because of the way she was dressed.

She then left angrily, got into her vehicle and accelerated east along Woolford Avenue and struck the children. She reportedly lost control of her vehicle and ended up in the drain pinning Nick Omarie Joseph, under her car.

Eyewitnesses said the lad was trapped under the car for about five minutes before being rescued. He is said to be critical but in a stable condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital.


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