1 critically injured in fire truck accident
An unidentified man is currently in critical condition at the Mawa Clinic in Vai Town, suburbs of Monrovia after a fire truck from the Liberia National Fire Service hit a BaJa Taxi he boarded early Wednesday, 24 January.
Eyewitnesses narrate to this paper that the victim, dressed in black long trousers and black T-shirt sustained injuries and he could not walk or talk.
They explain that the LNFS fire truck, headed towards the direction of the Freeport of Monrovia, collided with the BaJa Taxi after its driver attempted crossing in front of the fire truck.
They note that the fire truck did slow down or stop due to the emergency nature of its operations, which is to fight fire disaster in the country.
The scene of the accident saw many by-standards weeping as though the victim had died, while others held him by the hand and feet, pulling him in a hurry to the Mawa Health Center for medical treatment.
Others further narrate that the BaJa driver thought he could swiftly cross to the other side of the Vai Town road but his calculation was wrong, which led to the fatal accident.
Mrs. Hawa Dennis Cooper, who sells goods near the scene where the accident occurred, stresses that it is important that drivers respect and observe the serine of emergency vehicles at all times to avoid death and property damage.
Under traffic rules and regulations universally, VIP motorcades, fire trucks and ambulances have right away so they sound sirens, announcing their approach in the traffic.
By Emmanuel Mondaye-Editing by Jonathan Browne