On Saturday, a car accident in Manchester seriously injured a 6-year old boy and resulted in non-life threatening injuries in his grandfather. The grandfather, 64-year old Kubirlal Adhikari, was pushing Maousham Adhikari in a toy vehicle as they crossed Conant Street. The boy suffered serious head injuries after he was hit by a Volkswagon near their Notre Dame Avenue home.
The younger Adhikari was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he was listed in critical condition. However, his father said that the kindergartener’s condition was improving. The family are refugees from Bhutan, and although they admitted that Maosham’s injury has saddened them, it does not make them regret immigrating to the United States earlier this year.
Police have identified the driver of the Volkswagon as 19-year old Joshua Bouchard. They said speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in this auto accident.