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Liberia: Bikes’ accident kills 2

Another critically injured

By Patrick N. Mensah, Maryland County

Liberia, Maryland County: At least two persons died instantly and another person in critical condition was admitted at the J.J. Dossen Referral Hospital in Harper City Maryland County after two commercial motorbikes collided along Pedebo-Plolo road, near Yookudi town in Maryland County.

The victims include 40-year-old David Gbafore and Sabo Toe 46, who both died instantly in the accident, while the third person, critically injured and yet to be identified, is currently admitted at the J.J. Dossen Hospital.

The accident occurred on Thursday, October 21, 2021 along the Pedebo-Plolo boarder road adjacent Yookudi.

Maryland County Police Chief Inspector and Traffic Commander, Moses Z. Teoh said, the two blue TVS Star motorcycles collided in a curve in Yookudi along the Pedebo Road in Harper District.

Inspector Teoh further explained that the two bikes came from opposite directions with speed and instantly ran into each other in a curve, leaving two persons dead instantly.

One of the victims, 40 years old David Gbafore was a businessman who was en route from Harper to Plolo when he met his death, while the body of Sabo Toe, who was coming from the opposite direction has been taken to his hometown in Feloken, Barrobo District for burial.

Police Inspector Teoh said the Police have launched an investigation into the tragic accident.

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He disclosed that the Liberia National Police has in its possession two bags of slippers along with the two bikes involved in the head-on collision.

Eyewitnesses regret the situation and term it as very worrisome.

“This other kind of death is very bad mehn, these people left their various family home to hustle; see what it has ended to”, they lamented.

“My people, only God knows what is happening now oooh because this wonderful road is causing more untimely deaths!”

Meanwhile, the deaths of David Gbafore and Sabo Toe bring to a total of 14 persons, who have reportedly died from January to October 21, 2021, as a result of road accidents in Maryland County.

The site of the latest accident had previously suffered several accidents in the past that led to death and injuries of several persons due to narrowness of the road. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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