Police authorities have confirmed to Women Voices newspaper the death of one of its commanders, Maruh Massaquoi, who lost his life early Tuesday, as a result of a tragic car crash on the Johnson Street Hill, in central Monrovia.
Police spokesman Moses Carter disclosed that the Liberian National Police (LNP) Zone-5 Commander Maruh Massaquoi met his fatal death, when a commercial bus marked B215 crashed as a result of alleged brakes failure on the Johnson Street Hill, in the Slipway Community.
Eyewitnesses’ accounts have it that several occupants of the bus were severely wounded as a result of the car crash.
Eyewitnesses narrated that the commercial bus traveling from Bushrod Island via the “New Bridge” (King Zolu Duma Bridge), engaged the Johnson Street Hill, and in an attempt to ascend the hill fail, with the eyewitnesses attributing such to brakes failure.
In the process of his vehicle descending the hill, eyewitnesses claim the driver of the commercial bus panicked and lost control of his steering, leading to the vehicle running police commander Massaquoi over, before the vehicle tumbled over.
Commander Massaquoi was headed towards central Monrovia via the same route on a motorcycle, according to eyewitnesses.