A 35-year-old pregnant woman hit by a motorbike on Barnesville road along the Somalia Drive outside Monrovia has reportedly suffered a miscarriage.
Eyewitnesses explain to this paper that the victim was carrying a seven-month pregnancy when the incident happened on Wednesday, February 7th.
Theresa Jackson, who claims she is a sister of Victim Mamie Kesselly, narrates that her sister was crossing the main road from their mother’s place when she was knockdown by a speeding motorbike.
Madam Jackson says upon rushing the victim to a nearby health center, Timothy Healing Temple (THT) medical center, nurses there informed them that the victim had miscarriage and that the child she was bearing had died in her stomach.
She also discloses that thereafter, the clinic immediately transferred the victim to the Redemption Hospital in the Municipal Borough of New Kru Town for further medical attention.
Theresa did not however disclose outcome of the transfer to Redemption, but notes that the victim bled profusely and was very weak as a result of blood lost following the incident.
She calls on the Liberia National Police (LNP) and the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) to erect speed breakers along roads in the suburbs of the capital to avoid such accidents.
In 2017 a truck collided with a motorbike on the same road, killing two persons, including the bike rider and a female passenger.
The Government of Liberia imposed a ban on commercial motorbikes, preventing riders from plying the main streets of Monrovia after the wave of death related accidents involving bike riders increased across the city. The Police have restricted their movements to feeder roads in the city suburbs. Editing by Jonathan Browne