By: Nelson Manneh
Four passengers were rushed to the Serrekunda hospital on Tuesday, September 24th 2019, after their vehicle collided with an Ambulance.
The four who were on board a taxi bearing registration number BJL 6274 N, were rushed to the hospital after one of them fainted when the taxi they boarded, collided with the ambulance.
Eyewitness told Foroyaa that there were no casualties and bystanders said the ambulance came from the direction of Banjul; that at the time, there was traffic jam and the Ambulance driver decided to use the other side of the road. They said even though the Ambulance used the wrong side, the driver was speeding until it collided with the taxi. They added that the passengers who were in the taxi were carried by the same Ambulance to the Serrekunda Hospital. Muhammed Touray, the driver of the taxi. They said he did not see the Ambulance coming in front of him.
“I heard a siren thinking that it was on the other side of the road,” he said. Touray said the Ambulance used the wrong side of the road which led to the accident.
Ousman Malado Touray a bystander and an eyewitness blamed the Ambulance driver for using the wrong lane.
“The Ambulance driver was going at high speed even though it was not carrying any patient,” Ousman said; that Ambulance drivers should know that the roads are not wide and should be careful when driving on the road especially around Westfield, where many vehicles stop to pick up or allow passengers to disembark. The case was since handled and taken over by the Police.