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Passengers, driver escape death

Several passengers and a driver on board a private vehicle narrowly escaped death when a 40ft container truck collided with the vehicle conveying them to their destinations via Jamaica Road on Bushrod Island, 6 December.

Witnesses told the New Dawn that the container operator drove from inside the fence of GBK Motor, a local car dear and allegedly hit the private vehicle conveying passengers, making serious impact on the side of the driver.

The incident is said to have occurred while the private vehicle was parked in traffic. Witnesses say the driver of the smashed vehicle hurriedly jumped out of his car through above the windshield; while passengers on the van also jumped out for fear for their lives.

No one was reported injured during the incident, but the private vehicle suffers serious damage.One of the witnesses, Solomon Jackson alleges that the container [would have] killed all occupants onboard the private vehicle, saying he did not understand why the container driver move when he did not have the right-away to get on the main road.

He says a minute following the accident, an officer of the Traffic Division of the Liberia National Police (LNP) assigned at the Jamaica Road intersection quickly ran to the scene and began taking pictures as part of police’s on – the – spot investigation.

Dozens of onlookers at the scene praised God for the lives of those onboard the private vehicles, noting that everyone on the vehicle would have died in the process had it not been for God’s grace.

Meanwhile, both vehicles were reportedly taken at the Free Port Depot of the Liberia National Police for further investigation into the matter.

By Emmanuel Mondaye–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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