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Bensonville: Journalists, Others Injured In Motor Accident

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A tragic motor accident on the Bensonville-Todee High Way in Montserrado County has left four persons seriously wounded.

According to our reporter, Nathaniel Walker, who was also involved in the accident, it was a result of lack of concentration on the part of the driver of the vehicle (Toyota Bus) identified Morris Ambullah. Reporter Walker said the Toyota Bus marked RL 1332   GSA MPW 01-12 somersaulted four times.

Reporter Walker, who said that the accident occurred about 2:10pm on Monday, 22, 2010, explained that the total number of occupants onboard the Toyota Bus, which belongs to the Ministry of Public Works, was eight, including the driver.

He further explained that two of the four persons seriously injured were journalists, while the other two were staff of the Ministry of Public Works from the Public Affairs Office.

He identified the seriously injured journalists as Victoria Wesseh of the Daily Observer, Moses Togbah of Radio VERITAS, Dominc Farley of  Public Agenda, and D. Kaihenneh Sengbeh of the Informer newspapers.

He also identified the other injured persons as Jesefu M. Keita, Public Affairs Director at Public works and Alex Kollie, Auto Visual Production Expert at the Ministry of Public Works.

According to him, the rest of the occupants excluding the driver sustained minor injuries. Following the accidents, he said, the victims were rushed to the Bensonville Hospital, where they received First Aid treatment and subsequently transferred to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital (JFK) in Monrovia for further treatment.

The journalists were traveling alongside the Minister of Public works, Samuel Kofi Woods and entourage when the accident occurred.

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