21 August 2013

Liberia: 'Bloody' Tuesday in Ganta-Two Killed Instantly, Several Injure in Fatal Accident

One of those grisly and nerve-rocking moments that often turn families, loves and others off was witnessed yesterday in the commercial and bustling city of Ganta, Nimba County when two persons were instantly powdered to death in a very tragic motor accident, while many others sustained serious injuries and were rushed to nearby hospital for prompt medical attention.

Blood oozed from the dead and wounded ones and flooded the street, our reporter said and residents who sped to the scene upon hearing the news of the accidence dubbed the day "Bloody Tuesday" due to the nature of the accident which occurred about 12:30pm right at the Ganta-Guinea Junction.

The remains of the two dead bodies; a male public school teacher (the motorcycle operator) and a female business woman (a passenger onboard the taxi cab) were deposited at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital-pending police investigation and subsequent turn over to family members for interment.

Meanwhile, over five survivals of the accident are currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Ganta United Methodist Hospital .The survivals are nursing different injuries including, broken legs, waists, arms and ribs.

Ganta, like the rest of the cities in Liberia, is awash of motorbikes which is now a permanent means for economic survival.

An eye-witness, Mark Suah told our reporter who rushed on the scene that the accident is a result of a collision of a taxi cab and a speeding motorcycle smashing the victims to death.

He said motorbike rider was on a terrific speed as he approached the taxi cab which came from the opposite direction.

According to Suah, the incident has saddened almost everyone who was on the scene.

Dozens of Liberians have been killed as a result of motorbike accidence since it was introduced few years back while many others have been amputated.

Last month, the Inquirer reported that a tragic motor accident on the Robertsfield Monrovia Highway left two dead, a mother and a son. The dead mother and three of her children all of whom are said to be Lebanese were traveling from the Roberts International Airport (RIA) where the sons went to receive their mother who was visiting Liberia for the first time to spend a month with them.

The dead Lebanese mother was identified as Somaya Vaidan Saad while her dead son is Hussein Saad. Her two children who are currently in hospital are Mohhammed and Ali Saad. The Liberian driver was identified as Mr. Williams.

Information from the Liberia National Police said the accident occurred when the white jeep in which the mother and her children along with the driver were traveling ran into a broken down truck that never displayed any object like a triangular sign to caution other drivers.

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