Motorcyclists Set Bus Ablaze

By Jefferson D. Tweh

Over twenty motorcyclists burned a commercial bus Tuesday night at 8:30 P.M in the vicinity of the Stephen A. Tolbert Estate Junction after the death of one of their members who was killed by the bus.     According to eye witnesses, a yellow bus which was moving at terrific speed, in an attempt to overtake another vehicle, unfortunately hit and drove over the motorcyclist thereby killing him instantly.

“While we were asking the bus driver as to whether he would report himself to the police station for the accident, a large number of motorcyclists arrived at the scene and started setting the bus ablaze,” eye witnesses explained.

A cold water vendor at Stephen A. Tolbert Junction, Madam Theresa G.O. Nyanti, said that the motorcyclists were wrong for burning the bus and has called on the Liberia National Police (LNP) to intervene in the case because some bus drivers and taxi drivers had threatened to descend on the motorcyclists if nothing is done.

Some bus and taxi drivers who also spoke to this paper said if nothing is done about this issue, they will actually move on the motorcyclists in Monrovia and its environs.

According to the drivers, motorcyclists are always violating traffic rules and when apprehended by the police they end up going Scott-free.

Meanwhile, the bus and taxi drivers are calling on Government of Liberia to expeditiously investigate this sacrilegious incident.