Accident Kills Two Newspaper Vendors

Saturday morning was a scene of a fatal automobile accident on McDonald Street in which two newspaper vendors were killed by an authorized, unlicensed, reckless driver leaving several others wounded.

According to the Chairman of the Vendor Association on Welfare Committee, Rufus Morris, the incident occurred adjacent the Daily Observer Newspaper publishing premises on McDonald Street in Monrovia.

Mr. Morris who himself narrowly escaped from the scene during the incident, narrated that while sitting on their usual spot where the newspaper vendors transact their normal business, he saw a white jeep on terrific speed losing control.

Morris who walked into the offices of The INQUIRER on Sunday disclosed that the jeep moved into the crowd of vendors killing Daniel Oguntoye instantly and wounding at least several others. He said following the unexpected incident, it was later confirmed that the owner of the car, only identified as Zoegar sent his son Emmanuel for the key of the jeep to be taken to the mechanic who usually drives the car.

The Vice President of the Vendor Association, James Bondo also said instead of giving the car key to the mechanic, Emmanuel elected to drive the car and without any fundamental driving skill, he sped off with the automatic jeep only to encounter that fateful day.

According to our information, the victims were taken to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital where another vendor, Varnie Dukuly was pronounced dead early Sunday morning.

The victims are all members of the Liberia News Vendor Association.

Meanwhile, the vendors have expressed sorrow over the untimely death of their two colleagues and are calling for an immediate investigation into the incident. According to them, Government must ensure that those responsible for the death of the vendors be brought to justice.