Jul 20, 2012, 2:50 PM
According to our sources, the incident occurred around 4a.m. on Thursday opposite the Elton fuel station in Bijilo, and the lady was later rushed to Africmed Hospital in Brusubi where she was pronounced dead at around 7a.m. the same day.
Speaking to The Point, Buba Njie, the deceased’s husband, said he and the late wife were on holiday in The Gambia from England.
He said that on Wednesday night they went out to Bakau and, on their way back home, they stopped and parked their car at the garage at Elton fuel station in Bijilo.
He said they were about to cross the road when his late wife asked him about the key to their flat. He said he was going back to the car to pick up the key when he heard a loud sound.
“I turned back and all I saw was my wife on the floor bleeding on the other side of the road,” Mr Njie said.
According to him, the driver of the car involved in the accident was a student coming from an inter-secondary school sports activity, and was trying to overtake the car at the front, and eventually knocked his wife, who was waiting for him off the road to bring the key from their vehicle.
He said the driver who knocked his late wife ran away, but was later apprehended by the police and was in custody at the time of going to press.
According to Mr Njie, the death of his wife was “shocking” as the deceased was everything to him and his family.
“It is sad and upsetting,” Mr Njie said, adding that the late woman was a lovely wife, with whom he had been married for seven years.
He said his and the wife’s relatives are presently devastated, especially her friend and her daughter-in-law who “are presently in The Gambia” and have been working on the modalities to take the body back to England.