Several Wounded In Accident

By Edwin G. Wandah

Reports reaching this paper have revealed that a business truck belonging to one Mustapha, a businessman Sunday night collided with another truck which was heading to Monrovia from Ganta along the Gbarnga-Ganta Highway in rural Liberia. According to those who ran to the scene of the accident said that a blue and white truck belonging to a businessman, Mustapha was driving from Ganta in Nimba County at an excessive speed and ran into the dark-brown truck from Monrovia, thus, damaging the dark-brown truck in the process.

A lady, Sarah Gaye, told this Paper that some residents ran to the scene after hearing a heavy sound on the road and she too decided to go and find out what was happening too, but said only to find out that several persons were seen lying helpless.

Although, no one was reported dead, but the residents said some of the victims were reported to be taken to the Ganta Medical Hospital in Nimba County, while others were taken to the CB Dunbah and Phebe Hospitals in Gbarnga, Bong County for urgent medical attention.

Meanwhile, several residents and passengers in the area have complained about commercial drivers using excessive speed on the road. According to them, commercial drivers now take about three to four hours to travel from Monrovia to Ganta, a distance used to be covered for five to six hours.

The residents are therefore calling on the Government of Liberia and the Public Works Ministry to regulate the speed of commercial drivers on the road to curtail the many accidents on the road.