Two young children are nursing injuries after being struck by a truck on their way home from school.
According to reports, around 3:27 P.M., two students of the Hilda Skeene Primary School ages nine and five were walking home along Union Road, St Phillip from the direction of Duncan Road.
Acting Police Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Michael Blackman could not give an update on the condition of the children. However, the blood-spattered road, broken glass and vehicle damage gave some insight into the incident.
Sergeant Blackman said a group of dogs in the area, appear to have contributed to the accident.
“On reaching a residence in the area which has three large dogs, the dogs started to bark and the students ran across the road, crossing traffic. A truck travelling along the same road struck both students causing head and other body injuries.”
The children were transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Police has asked that anyone with information about the accident should contact the nearest station.