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Brothers survive hit and run on Bernard Road

Miguel Medwelth Curry, 15, and his six-year-old brother, Malachi, were crossing the street last Thursday afternoon when a speeding car seemingly came out of nowhere.

Curry, realizing that his little brother was facing the oncoming car, made a split second decision to pull his brother out of harm’s way. While the car hit both brothers, Curry was hit hardest.

He said he blacked out.

Police said the accident happened around 3:40 p.m. on Bernard Road, west of Adderley Street.

The brothers were headed home.

Curry said when he regained consciousness he was in the middle of the road, bleeding and in pain.

He said strangers helped him and his brother out of the road and called an ambulance.

He said he also noticed that his leg was in pain.

Eventually his family came to the scene and his mother rode in the ambulance with him to the hospital, he said.

“I was pretty sure he (his brother) was going to get hit harder than me and he would probably be dead,” Curry said.

“That’s why I pulled him back on the side because I know if the car hit him it would have been deadly for him.”

He said, “I don’t know what I’ll do without him. He is my first little baby brother I have. That’s why I saved him, so he wouldn’t get hurt.”

Curry had two large bumps on his head, a black eye, a fractured knee, a busted lip and bruises on his body. His brother was uninjured.

Surprisingly, after a few hours at the hospital, he was discharged, he said.

“I couldn’t walk,” he said.

“The rest of the injuries were fine for me.”

Curry said the driver never stopped.

“He just kept going,” he said.

He added, “I wasn’t going to have a big deal with it if the person stopped and tried to help.

“But the person didn’t stop, so yeah, that’s what angered me. I can’t forgive that person for that.”

Curry is an 11th grade student of Doris Johnson Senior High School.

He likes video games and hopes to be a chef some day with his own restaurant.

His little brother is a second grade student at Sandilands Primary School.

Sitting on the family’s sofa, Malachi told The Guardian that his brother “saved me”.

The two brothers, grinning from ear to ear, embraced in a hug.

Police said yesterday that they are actively searching for the driver of the car.

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Travis Cartwright-Carroll

Travis Cartwright-Carroll is the assistant editor. He covers a wide range of national issues. He joined The Nassau Guardian in 2011 as a copy editor before shifting to reporting. He was promoted to assistant news editor in December 2018.

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