Joshua Chan, 15, of Patchakan village, a student of Cornerstone Presbyterian High School in Corozal, is presently in a coma at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after he was knocked down by a vehicle at about 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 10, in front of his school.
Chan suffered severe head and body injuries.
Students in the area told police that Chan was crossing the road after getting off a bus that had stopped in front of the school, when a vehicle that was travelling towards Corozal Town knocked him down. He was rushed to Orange Walk Hospital; from there he was taken to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.
Some of the injuries Chan suffered included a broken leg, fractured jaw, and head trauma, which has affected his brain. He is now on life support at the KHMH.
Police say that the driver of the van that hit Chan has been issued with a Notice of Intended Prosecution. According to police, Chan was not hit front-on. They also said that the driver was on the scene, and he was cooperative and did what he could to help the boy. The boy cannot give a statement as yet, but the police are compiling the file, which will be sent to the DPP for her direction.
The Cornerstone Presbyterian High School is located on the Philip Goldson Highway at about Mile 75, between Concepcion Village and Louisville in the Corozal District.