One Minor Critical and the Other Dead Following Motorcycle Incident
In the Orange Walk District, two minors were victims of a road traffic incident after losing control of a motorcycle. According to police, seven-year-old, Matthew Kraan, was riding the motorcycle with his older brother, twelve-year-old Isiah Kraan, when the pair collided with an oncoming Toyota 4Runner, driven by Susan Friese. Matthew succumbed to his injuries, and Isiah is listed in critical condition. Police Press Officer, ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, explains that the authorities are heavily investigating this case, given the nature of the incident.
ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer: “Police responded to a scene where Isiah Crane, 12 years, was driving a motorcycle and he was accompanied at the time by Matthew Crane, 7 years,. He collided into a Toyota 4Runner driven at the time Susan Friese. We know that the boys were transported to the Western Regional where the 7 year old succumbed to his injury and Isiah is listed in a critical condition.”
Reporter: Did they drift into the other lane or something ?
ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer: “Well based on the information sent to us it would want to suggest that they did. We know that the investigators are looking at every angle when it comes to this accident. We know that in some of these Mennonite communities for the purpose of work their machinery are operated by minors at times. Where the law goes to which extent goes when it comes to their usage of these machinery and equipment we would really have to review and carefully go through the laws to see the offenses if any were committed by these minors. So it’s a very difficult investigation.”