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Double Jeopardy! …As Man Who Ran into Police Checkpoint At Vamoma Lands In Motor Accident

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MONROVIA: A man, identified as Christian Smith, has been arrested by the Liberia National Police (LNP), when he, on Saturday, May 18, 2024, about 5AM, ran into Police check point at Vamoma Junction along the Tubman Boulevard in Monrovia.

LNP statement quoted responding officers as saying, while Smith, a motorcyclist, was escaping, he ran into a moving vehicle in the opposite direction when he saw a Police vehicle ahead of him.

As a result of his accident, LNP disclosed that he (Smith) sustained fracture on his left heel, knee and ankle, and was rushed to the trauma procedure room at the JFK Hospital.

” During the medical examination, he was discovered with a single barrow short gun and Two rounds,” the statement added.

According to the LNP statement, signed by DCP. Cecelia G. Clarke, spokesperson, Press and Public Affairs Division of LNP, currently, the accident victim now suspect is under Police custody while undergoing treatment, pending investigation.”

In another development, the Inspector General of Police, Gregory O.W. Coleman, over the weekend honored a meeting with the Authorities of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), on health concerns over the use of helmet among multiple passengers from motorcyclists.

On Friday, May 17, 2024, both Institutions observed safety regulations to avoid the transmission of pathogenic organisms and way of reducing head injuries during road traffic accidents when commuting to various destinations.

IGP. Coleman and NPHIL have mandated all motorcyclists and passengers to adhere to the below hygiene measures:

Motorcyclists should clean their helmets regularly (daily, weekly, or monthly) using disinfectant sprays; Motorcyclists should avoid placing their gloves inside the helmets; Passengers should cover their heads before wearing a helmet; Passengers may choose to wear a nose mask for additional protection; Passengers who frequently travel by motorcycle, should consider carrying their own helmets and sanitizer spray.”

“The LNP headed by Inspector General of Police, Col. Coleman and the Director General of NPHIL, Jane A. MaCauley are encouraging the general public to remain law-abiding as they expressed their commitment to the protection and safety of all residents and road users across the Country,” LNP pointed out.

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