Authorities of the Liberia National Police (LNP) say they are not aware of a tragic motor accident that occurred around the TOTAL Liberia Gas Station in Congo Town, outside Monrovia during the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
At least two persons (male and female) only identified as Kennedy and Sienneh died instantly in the accident. According to eyewitnesses, the accident happened when a mini-van, which came from the direction of Central Monrovia, ran into a motorbike (Pehn-Pehn), killing Kennedy and Sienneh instantaneously.
The mini-van bears a foreign license plate- MINNESOTTA-RTP 99. The deceased, the witnesses told this paper, were on their way from Paynesville, outside Monrovia to Tarr Town, Old Road when the accident occurred. The Spokesman of the LNP, Mr. Sam Collins, when quizzed repeatedly yesterday regarding the police account of the accident, he said as far he was concerned the police are yet to establish information concerning the tragic motor accident in question.
Narrating the heartbreaking accident, the eyewitnesses explained that the deceased had gone to attend a burial meeting in Paynesville and on their way back, they met their unfortunate demise.
Said the eyewitnesses: "Sienneh had early gone to Paynesville to attend a burial meeting. After the meeting, she called Kennedy to come and take her home from Paynesville to Tarr Town, Old Road where she had lived. Kennedy, a private security officer, was a friend to Sienneh . Kennedy, upon the call of Sienneh, rode to Paynesville on his motorbike for her."
Continued the eyewitnesses: Kennedy reached Paynesville safely to get his friend (Sienneh) thereafter; they began their journey to Tarr Town. When they got to the Tarr Town junction around the TOTAL Liberia Gas Station in Congo Town, a mini-van, which came from the direction of Central Monrovia, ran into them, killing them instantly."
The eyewitnesses attributed the cause of the accident to terrific speed. They averred that the driver of the mini-van, who is said to be the son of Pastor Christian K. Dagadu, was on high speed which led to the accident. He is said to have claimed responsibility of the accident.
Meanwhile, the eyewitnesses indicated that the accident attracted several onlookers. Some of the onlookers, the eyewitnesses added, were seen weeping for the ill-fated demise of Sienneh and Kennedy.