A commercial bus with no license plate lost control on Benson Street Hill and ran down Meclin Street into a Liberia Water And Sewer Corporation (SWSC) truck, thereby leaving the bus driver and his carboy in critical condition, while several passengers sustained severe injuries yesterday, July 23, 2015.
The incident occurred around 3:p.m when the driver of the car reportedly lost control before his vehicle slammed into a parked LWSC vehicle that was being vacuumed.
Members of the Liberia National Police (LNP) informed reporters that the victims were immediately taken to the John F. Kennedy Medical Hospital in Monrovia for treatment.
A survivor of the accident, Samuel Korpu, told reporters after the terrible incident that he escorted his friend to Waterside where his friend had gone to purchase a gift for his sister who will be graduating from the AME University.
On their way home, they got in the bus which lost control and ran into the SWSC truck.
Klajue Tukon, another survivor of the accident, who also sustained injury on his shoulder, explained that he and his friend were seated at the back of the bus when it lost control on Benson Street Hill and swerved off the road down Meclin Street.
“I can’t believe how God saved us from this accident. I will continue to serve Him,” the astonished Klajue noted.
Eye witnesses told The Inquirer that had it not been for the parked LWSC truck, casualties would have been more.
“We were selling all around here in front of the Monoprix Supermarket when the accident occurred. Had it not been for the parked truck it would have been different,” one eye witness noted.
The incident also caused serious traffic jam around Monoprix Supermarket on Benson Street.
The white bus was damaged beyond repairs, while the Liberia National Police (LNP) is still finding the actual cause of the terrible accident.