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Liberia: Four Dead in Tragic Car Accident on Kakata-Bong Mines Highway


MARGIBI COUNTY – A tragic head-on car crash has left four people dead and several others critically injured on the Kakata-Bong Mines highway in Margibi County. 

Report by Yawah Y. Jaivey, Contributor

According to eyewitnesses, the driver of a speeding green Primera Nissan car, heading from Kakata City on late Friday afternoon under a heavy downpour of rain, reportedly collided head-on with a DAF truck with plate C30866 on the opposite lane. 

Two male occupants riding in the front passengers’ seat in the unmarked Primera Nissan reportedly died on the spot while four other persons – two males and two females – sitting on the back seat, sustained bodily injuries, including hands and legs fractures.

The four persons and the driver were rushed to the Charles Henry Rennie Memorial Hospital in Kakata, Margibi County.

Two of the four passengers, a male and female, were later pronounced dead on arrival by doctors. 

The identities of the deceased remain unknown as officers of the traffic division of the Liberian National Police Margibi County Detachment told FrontPageAfrica that they have launched investigation into the fatal collision. 

There was, however, no fatality reported from the side of the DAF truck that was conveying bags of charcoal.