TRINIDAD: Infant girl crushed under family’s car

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – A two-year-old baby girl died at hospital on Thursday after she was crushed by a vehicle in the garage of her family’s home.

Doctors and nurses fought to keep little Devika Dass alive, but she succumbed to her injuries at the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital.

Little Devika lived with her family at Seetahal Trace, Beaucarro Village, Carapichaima.

Police were told that on Tuesday the child was in the father’s garage when around 1.25 p.m. a bystander found her motionless beneath the car, with the back wheel on her chest.

The car was driven forward and the child’s mother performed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on her. The infant was taken to the Couva District Health Facility, then to the San Fernando General Hospital.

Officers of the Freeport Police Station are investigating.