Published on August 30, 2010 by Cocorioko News · 4 Comments
By Kabs Kanu :
The Secretary General of the All People’s Congress ( APC ) New Jersey Branch, Mr. Alimamy Turay and nine other people , including four other Sierra Leoneans resident in New Jersey, escaped death yesterday in a ghastly motor accident at Franklin Township , Somerset .
The accident occured yesterday afternoon at Route 27 near the WAWA Supermarket with a chain reaction of crashes involving vehicles travelling from the opposite direction , one of which was an SUV driven by Mr. Turay ( See photo ). Franklin Township Police do not know how the accident happened and what caused it , and are still investigating.
Sierra Leoneans admitted at the Robertwood Johnson University with serious injures are Mr. Turay , and Madams Memuna Sheriff (Who is still in intensive care ) and Binta Turay. The other passengers Haja Fanta Sheriff and Pa. Issa were treated and discharged. All the admitted victims had to undergo surgery.
Investigators from the Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office’s Crash Analysis and Reconstruction Team and Rescue Squad units responded to the accident scene and took the victims to the RobertWood Johnson University Hospital for treatment.
When the news broke out, dozens of Sierra Leoneans stormed the hospital’s Emergency Room to sympathize with the victims but they were not able to see them as they had been busy undergoing emergency surgery.
Sierra Leone’s Minister Plenipotentiary to the United Nations, Rev. Leeroy Wilfred Kabs-Kanu , visited the victims at the hospital today. He sympathized with the victims and consoled family members and party stalwarts. He also called and briefed the Sierra Leone Ambassador to the U.S, Mr. Bockarie Stevens and the Charge D’Affairs and Deputy Permanent Representative to the Sierra Leone UN Mission , Mr. Rupert Davies, who were hearing about the accident for the first time from him.