1 dead, 4 hospitalised over Burreng ‘Lumo’ accident

Friday, March 01, 2019

A fatal car accident that occurred in the early hours of Wednesday morning has claimed the life of an 18-year-old boy. Four others, believed to have sustained serious injuries have been hospitalized, The Point has been informed.

Musa Camara, 18, was a native of Daradu village in the Lower River Region. A source in LRR told The Point that the deceased was the only son of his father. He was reported to have died on the spot when he was knocked down by a vehicle believed to be coming from Bansang heading to Brikama in the West Coast Region.

Our source who spoke to our reporter on the condition of anonymity said the deceased sold shoes. He was using a wheelbarrow on the roadside of the Burreng weekly market lumo when the driver from Bansang lost control of the vehicle and eventually ended up hitting the victim.

“The 18-year-old boy was left in a pool of blood. The vehicle also hit a donkey cart carrying four women. They all fell down and sustained injuries. They were rushed to Burreng hospital for medical attention,” our source said.

The driver Ello Jallow, 46, our source added, was arrested by the police and was detained at the Burreng Police Station as investigation into the matter continues.

One of the issues that eyewitness of the incident raised as a concern is about people selling along the roadside especially during weekly lumo, saying the government should do something about it to avoid disasters in future.

Author: Momodou Jawo