VP Taylor’s Motorcade ‘Pilot Vehicle’ Involved in Accident

The Veep Jewel Howard Taylor’s motorcade pilot vehicle was turned upside down following the accident on the Kakata-Monrovia highway

Gbarnga, Bong County – One person has been reported dead after the pilot vehicle of Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor’s motorcade collided with a taxi near 15 Gate on the Kakata-Monrovia highway in Margibi County Saturday, August 31.

The Veep was reportedly on her way back from Gbarnga, Bong County, where she had gone to attend the Gboveh Junior and Senior High School commencement exercises. Vice-President Taylor had served as the keynote speaker at the graduation program of the Dolokelen Gboveh High School in Gbarnga.

The Veep’s motorcade pilot car, marked Executive Protective Service (E.P.S.) 78, was completely turned upside down and the yellow-colored taxi with no plate at the back but marked “B C – 1”, was completely damaged from the front when the dusts settled after the crash. It is said that both cars had a head-on collision.

The taxi driver, according to relatives, who confirmed his death news via Facebook, said “Palm Ma,” as he was affectionately called by relatives, was coming from Monrovia when the collusion took place.

‘Palm Ma’ as the yellow-colored taxi operator was commonly known, reportedly died on the spot of the accident

Palm Ma, who reportedly died on the spot of the accident, was a commercial driver, who ran between Gbarnga in Bong County and Monrovia in Montserrado.  

FrontPageAfrica has been reliably informed that six other persons who sustained major injuries from the two vehicles were transferred to the C.H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata, Margibi County.

Vice President Taylor was on her way back from Gbarnga, Bong County, where she had gone to serve as the Keynote Speaker at the Gboveh High School in Commencement; she is said to be physically well following the accident

The VP is said to be very well, physically and one of her Office staffers, who is not clothed with the authority to speak to the media, said her Office is in the process of releasing a statement on the accident shortly to the public.  

This newspaper extends sympathy to the bereaved family and to those injured, we wish you a speedy recovery.

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