At least 11 journalists are in critical condition at the Phebe Hospital in Bong County after a jeep made an accident with President George Manneh Weah’s convoy on the Gbarnga highway. Now, since Phebe Hospital is struggling for fuel and drugs, these journalists are being arranged to be rushed to Monrovia to receive treatment at the JFK Medical Center.
The jeep was occupied by Cllr. Marcus Wilkins and his wife (who are both injured too) and they collided with the PRESS VEHICLE of the Executive Mansion head on. Some journalists broke their legs, arms, and others had some really deep bad cuts on their heads. 12 journalists were involved in the accident, 11 of which are in critical condition. Too bad!!!
All of this is according to FrontPage Africa.
FOLLOW UP INFORMATION
Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism
Monrovia, February 10, 2019: The vehicle ferrying the Executive Mansion Press Corps, which was part of the presidential motorcade, was on Sunday, February 10, 2019, involved in an accident near Gbarnga, Bong County, when another vehicle belonging to former Associate Justice, Wilkins Wright, intruded into the motorcade and collided with it.
There were two fatalities including a lady identified as Victoria Wlue, a passenger riding in Justice Wright’s vehicle, and Gabriel Wilson, commonly called Executive Horn, an employee of the Ministry of State who is the traditional horn blower to the President.
Several others onboard the vehicles sustained injuries and are currently receiving treatment at the Phebe Hospital in the county. No other vehicle was affected by the impact.
President George M. Weah conveys his sympathies to the families of the bereaved and empathizes with the injured. The President stresses that the government will ensure that those injured receive the best treatment possible.
Further investigation by the Police and the Executive Protective Service into the matter is ongoing. Meanwhile, the EPS has reiterated earlier warnings against the illegal intrusion into the Presidential motorcade as this poses serious danger to the safety of those onboard, including the President.
Signed: Eugene Lenn Nagbe