Tragic Car Accident In Monrovia Kills Teenager
MONROVIA – It was a scene of disbelief and sorrow when a speeding vehicle flew over the Stockton Creek Bridge on the Japan Freeway and dumped into the water early Sunday, October 30.
Eyewitnesses said a teenage girl, named Aisha Sheriff died in the crash, while her father only identified as Mohammed escaped.
She was a resident of Banjor in Brewerville city, outside Monrovia, and was expecting to graduate from a senior secondary school next week, according to family sources.
The man and his daughter, the two occupants of the vehicle, were returning from the Roberts International Airport in Margibi where they had escorted the deceased’s brother who had departed the country, according to the sources.
Two other eyewitnesses told K-news that the incident happened at 5:30 am when the driver lost control and ran over the bridge, near the Jamaica Road Junction, and dumped into the water deep below.
The man, according to the eyewitnesses, swam out of the vehicle unhurt but later said; his daughter was still in the front seat.
They said the girl stayed under the water for almost five hours before police arrived on the scene to launch a rescue effort.
Detail on this story to follow pending police update.
By Daniel Theophilus Cole