9-year-old boy dies in hospital after being hit by maxi taxi

A 9-year-old boy who was hit by a maxi taxi last week, died this afternoon at the Eric Williams Medical Science Complex.

Emmanuel John was taken off life support this morning after doctor declared him brain dead on Wednesday.

His relatives had hoped his health would improve, but instead were told by doctors at the Mt Hope hospital, that little Emmanuel was to be removed from life support at around 11am.

Emmanuel, who was set to start Standard 3 at the Aranguez Government Primary School on Monday, died shortly before 4pm.

The boy was hit while attempting to cross the Priority Bus Route near sixth avenue last week Wednesday. 

The Maxi Taxi driver involved in the accident had given a statement to police following the incident but was not arrested.

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