February 23, 2015 By Regina Pratt
Ten-month-old George Freeman of 4 Lawson Street, Ebo Town in Waterloo is in dire need of urgent treatment abroad after an x-ray result shows a fractured skull.
Narrating her story to Concord Times at the Connaught Hospital last Friday, Sia Yamba, mother of the critically ill baby, said a commercial mini-bus (poda-poda) she was travelling in hit a truck from the back, and that while passengers were screaming and trying to come out of the vehicle, she tried to pass on the baby to another passenger who had escaped through the window but unfortunately the baby fell on the ground.
“I then forced myself out of the vehicle. I saw my son on the ground bleeding from his nostrils,” she narrated the ghastly accident.
She said that doctors who diagnosed her son of fractured skull say he could only be treated out of the country.
“I am appealing to organizations to come to my aid so that I will not lose my son,” she appealed amidst tears.
The gruesome accident they were involved in occurred along Caulker Street, Wellington, east of Freetown, last week with few fatalities reported.