-In Two Months; Traffic Police Warn Motorists
Police in Marbgibi County have said they recorded 19 fatal road accidents in the months of October and November alone, out of which are three deaths and several serious injuries.
Margibi Traffic Commander, Hassan Kamara, made the disclosure and said the worst was of accidents occurred in October. “There were three fatal road accidents and worse of all in November 2015 there were additional 16 fatal road accidents that involved collision of motorcycles to motorcycles, motorcycles to vehicle as well as vehicles to vehicles,” Inspector Kamara told this paper in Kakata.
According to him, there were no fatalities from accidents that occurred in the month of November, and added that the three deaths were motorcycle riders.
“There were no deaths in November, but many sustained fatal injuries, lacerations and fragmented limbs and were later discharged from various hospitals,” he emphasized.
The Margibi County traffic commander said they are working to reduce accidents by distributing more than 3,500 traffic flyers in the county. Kamara also said the police in the county have warned the public about safety during this festive season.
“We are warning motorists including commercial drivers and motorcyclists to observe road safety by carrying the numbers of passengers established by law,” he said.
He appealed to commuters, motorists including commercial drivers and motorcyclists to carry the minimum or required passengers, observe traffic rule and avoid road accident.
“Do not take advantage of the festive season and overload the vehicle or motorcycle. The road is dangerous and the death trap for all of us is the speed; so we are warning the driving public to please take time and be careful and avoid overload,” the Traffic Inspector warned.
By Mark B. Newa