2 January 2013

Gambia: Three Die in Car Accident in LRR

Lrr — A car accident along the Trans-Gambia Highway in the Lower River Region (LRR) Monday claimed the lives of three people, the Daily Observer can reveal.

The accident, which occurred at the outskirts of Sare Jamma village in Jarra Central, came about when one of the tyres of the Pick-Up vehicle with registration No. BJL 7685 they were travelling with got burst, causing the vehicle to somersault. Two of the victims, Malick Dem, 33, the driver, from Dongoroba village; and Fatou Darboe, 44, from Jarsong village, both died on the spot. The third victim, Ousman Bah, a Senegalese national, passed away while being evacuated to the RVTH.

Cadet ASP David Kujabi, the public relations officer (PRO) of the Gambia Police Force, confirmed the accident. He said that it happened between the hours of 13:00-13:5 He also said that those injured in the accident are currently hospitalised at Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital.

The Police spokesperson revealed that the driver was not having a valid driving licence, as the licence found on him was for 2011 and not 2012.

"The driver was not licensed to drive at all in 2012 and the vehicle is also not licensed to carry passengers," he added.

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