Road traffic accident claims the life of one

Monday, January 22, 2018

Ebrima Jallow, a 22-years-old resident of Brikama, died on 20 January 2018 from injuries he had sustained in an accident the previous day. He was one of four victims admitted at Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, formerly RVTH following the accident that occurred around Sting Corner on the Banjul – Serrekunda Highway. 

The victims were on board an own goods sprinter vehicle with registration number BJL 0321 M that was driving from Banjul towards Serrekunda. In what eyewitnesses described as due to over speeding, the driver lost control of the vehicle and drove headlong into a packed bulldozer. The victims were first rushed to the Serrekunda Hospital and later referred to EFSTH for further medical attention. Ebrima, however, died the following morning from his injuries.

Road Traffic Accidents often caused by speeding and reckless driving lead to the loss of lives or life altering injuries.

The Office of Inspector General of Police calls on the general public especially drivers to strictly adhere to the road traffic regulations so as to prevent accidents.

Compiled by David Kujabi
Police PRO

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