26 February 2013

Gambia: Fatal Accident in Lamin One Dead, Three Others Seriously Injured

A car knocked down four family members near the Lamin highway Friday, leaving one of them dead and the rest seriously injured. The accident occurred around 9pm.

According to eyewitnesses, the victims were standing somewhere not far from the highway when they were knocked over by a car with registration number BJL 1754 J.

Awa Badjie lost her life while Abdoulie Sylva alias Boy, Sirra Sylva and Mabintou Badjie sustained serious injuries.

"The vehicle was coming from Willis Night Club junction. The driver wanted to overtake a van on the right and he ran into a nearby shop owned by a Mauritanian, while the victims were standing around that place. The vehicle hit the victims and went into the shop. The deceased (Awa Badjie) was confirmed dead at the Banjulinding Health Centre, while the rest were rushed to the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital in Banjul. At the hospital, an X-ray was conducted on all the victims and Mabintou Badjie was confirmed to have suffered three fractures on her leg," an eyewitness who wished to remain anonymous explained.

Meanwhile, the driver, one Mr. Correa, who earlier reported himself to the police at Banjulinding, is expected to appear in court today.

Anyone willing to help the victims can reach them on the following numbers: 3658204 / 3658205 / 3658213.

It would be recalled that three different accidents had occurred on the same Lamin highway in the last two years; two at the famous Baobab tree and one opposite St. Peter's Technical Senior Secondary School.

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