SACLEPEA, Nimba – At least three people have lost their lives following an accident involving a motorcycle and a commercial truck along the Saclepea-Tappita highway.
The accident occurred over the weekend in Doumpa Township, five kilometers from the central Nimba city of Saclepea.
The three met their untimely death when the motorcycle slid under the truck that was heading to South East Liberia. The accident occurred at about 8:50 a.m. taking away the lives of operator, Abel Ben; his sister-in-law Averious Zor Yeanue; and her three-year-old son, Abel Yeanue.
The three were confirmed dead on arrival by medical personnel at the Saclepea Comprehensive Hospital where they had been rushed to.
The operator of the truck fled the scene before eyewitnesses could arrive, prompting the crowd to set the vehicle ablaze.
“We are taking the bodies to our home town where we are going to do the burial later,” said a member of the family, identified only as Wehyee. “We know the police is going to do everything to find the driver.”
The deceased are said to have come from Doumpa Township in Nimba.
Meanwhile, police are still in search of the driver of the truck. Meanwhile, some of those who set the truck on fire are already in police custody.
Victor Zoleglee of Radio Saclepea contributed to this story. Featured photo by Victor Zoleglee