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Baby dies after 1 week of fighting for her life at hospital

NEWS GRAPHIC 8One week after suffering severe head trauma from a vehicular accident, five-month-old Jessica Mohammed died at hospital around 9am yesterday.

As 21-year-old Antonia Beckles-Mohammed went to check on her daughter at the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital on Sunday, she was greeted with the disheartening news that the child was officially brain dead.

According to reports, Jessica was in her mother’s arms while heading to their Ramlal Trace, St Francis Village, home in Erin on June 2, when tragedy struck.

Police said that around 9 am that morning, the family, including Jessica’s father, 31-year-old Selly Mohammed, was in a vehicle driven by their friend, 27-year-old Mark Ramdass.

While driving along the SS Erin Road, Santa Flora, Ramdass lost control of the car and collided head on with a truck.

Doctors said Jessica suffered a fractured skull, which caused a bruises on her brain and the development of fluid in her head.

Beckles-Mohammed suffered a broken nose and a few cuts to the face, while Mohammed sustained two broken bones in his jaw and a dislocated leg.

All four were then transferred to the SFGH where doctors said Jessica remained in a coma until she died.