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Posted - 11 Jun 2019 :  16:20:14  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I extend my sympathy and condolences to the friends and families of the dead.MAY THEY ALL REST IN PEACE.

It is a very sad fact that many passender van DRIVERS travelling along the excellent Trans Gambia Highway are doing so at high speed and taking dangerous risks with their own lives and tose of their passengers,It is also a fact that the Mechanical condition of MOST of the Trucks leaves a lot to be desired.
I hope that the Police investication will find out the cause of this incident and take steps to ensure that justice is done.LIVES ARE NOT REPLACEABLE.

By Omar Bah June 10, 2019

A fatal road accident has claimed 6 lives, injuring several others near Faraba on Friday.

According to police spokesman ASP Lamin Njie, the accident involved a truck driven by one Babucarr Mbye, and a passenger van driven by one Musa Gibba.

The two drivers are helping the Police in their investigations into the accident.
According to many sources in the media, the following people died in the crash: Ismaila Badjie, Bajagar village, Fatou Njai Somita village, Musa Jallow Arangallen, Hamadi Sabally Bondali village and Anna Jarju Bajagar.

"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.


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Posted - 12 Jun 2019 :  21:01:38  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The recent fatal automobile accident between Faraba and Pirang in Kombo East has since stirred-up public debate on social media as to the methods The Gambia Police Force uses in issuing driving licence. The unfortunate incident, which is regarded as one of the most fatal accidents in 2019, claimed the lives of six people, leaving several others injured.

The accident was the result of speeding. It is high time we intensify our advocacy on the selfish and care free attitude of some drivers on our roads. The killings on our roads must to stop now. And both The Gambia Police Force and the public have a role to play in making this a reality.

What is the worrying part in this whole issue is that both drivers are in their young ages. Therefore, the Mobile Traffic Unit under The Gambia Police Force should henceforth scrutinize thoroughly the types of individual fit to hold the national driving licence.

We thus call on drivers to always drive with utmost care and focus as we fast approach the rainy season, a period that usually records the highest number of accidents in the country. Past experiences have taught us that road accidents are rampant during this period.

Careful driving is very important to prevent such accidents. It is important for all those involved in motor vehicle traffic, in particular the drivers and the police, to exercise caution in order to safeguard lives.

We do not need to remind anyone that good road conditions have been created to ensure smooth traffic for an accident-free society. The government on its part has done a tremendous job in this regard by introducing certain traffic laws like the ban on talking on a cell phone while driving, making use of seat belts compulsory, speed limit for driving in town, and a host of others.

Despite all these, it is rather unfortunate that some drivers flout some of these traffic rules, especially in places where there are no traffic police in sight. Thus, while driving, they exceed the speed limit, use their mobile phones, and sometimes even overload their vehicles.

We hope that drivers obey traffic rules; we also urge them to make sure that the treads on their vehicle tyres are good; this is very important because tyres that do not have proper treads are likely to skid during the rainy season.

Wipers should also not be forgotten, as the most important thing while driving a car when it is raining are the wipers. If they do not work, there is only one thing that should be done, and that is parking the car on the roadside. We need not talk about brakes because the drivers themselves are aware of its importance.

They are also aware that there is usually a high incidence of brake failures during the rainy season. The best way to prevent this is to have their brake fluid checked regularly.

Finally let the public be reminded it is important to help other passengers who admonish careless and reckless driving. It is not uncommon to hear other passengers lending support to a careless and reckless driver with the flimsy excuse that they are in a hurry. It is better to be late than to be referred to as the late.

Let’s together make our roads safe at all times.

Remember that the life you save may be your own!

"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.
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Posted - 13 Jun 2019 :  18:14:18  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Once again its The Standard who has got the scoop,I could not find any other media report on this subject.

By Amadou Jadama June 13, 2019

The police prosecutors yesterday pressed charges against Musa Gibba, a driver, at the Brikama Magistrates Court, accusing him of causing the death of six people in Pirang.

The charges relate to a recent car crash in the village in which six people died.

Gibba, 26, is from Bajagharr village and is charged with two counts bordering on reckless and negligent act causing death.
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However, when the charges were read to the accused he denied any wrong doing.

Police prosecutor Sgt 3533 Bobo Jarju, informed the court that the accused drove a motor vehicle in a rash or negligent manner endangering lives.

He is also accused of driving in a rash or negligent manner which caused the death of Ismaila Badjie, Fatou Njai, Musa Jallow, Hamadi Sabally, Sadibou Badjie and Anna Jarju.

The police prosecutor urged the court to deny the accused bail as investigation into the matter continues.

“Bail should be denied as the accused is 26 years.

The court should consider the six people who lost their lives in the incident, and also consider that the incident is still fresh in the hearts of the victims’ families,” the policeman begged the court.

Magistrate Omar Cham denied him bail. The case resumes on 26 June.

"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.
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