A two-year-old girl has been deemed brain dead and is now surviving only on machines, after being hit by a pick-up truck in Arima.
The child is now in a critical condition with a collapsed lung at the Mt Hope hospital.
The accident occurred along La Retreat Road, Arima.
Reports indicate that a 29-year-old man was driving his Nissan Frontier when he observed some pedestrians standing on the pavement.
He told police that the child suddenly stepped into the roadway and he was unable to avoid hitting her.
The child was treated for haemorrhaging to the brain, a broken collar bone, two fractures of the vertebral column, two lacerations to the liver and multiple abrasions about her body.
This is the fifth tragic incident involving a child in the last week.
A ten-month-old baby boy is in critical condition at the San Fernando General Hospital after he fell from the 2nd-floor balcony of his Princes Town home this morning.
Three-year-old Isaiah Hazel was found dead in a school bus on Thursday.
He reportedly fell asleep on his way to school and remained unnoticed by the driver who returned home until it was time to return for the children some six hours later.
On Wednesday, two-year-old Terracina Ariel Meena Moonilal was crushed to death by a truck outside her home in Wallerfield.
An autopsy revealed she died from multiple blunt force trauma.
Little Terracina managed to remove a wooden barrier and follow her 12-year-old cousin outside.
Her cousin was speaking to the driver of the truck who had stopped to ask for directions.
Last Monday, a four-year-old resident of the Bridge of Hope Children’s Home, was found unresponsive at the facility in Sangre Grande.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Children’s Authority said an investigation has been launched into the incident.