By Lamin Cham
Three National Assembly Members escaped a potentially fatal accident on Monday when the vehicle they were travelling in from Dakar somersaulted near Mbour.
Alhagie Darboe of Brikama North, Sedia Jatta of Wuli West and Alhagie Sankung Jammeh of Foni Jarrol were all unhurt but suffered from shock. ”We were returning from a Pan-African Parliament meeting in Johannesburg and doing the Dakar-Banjul leg by car when our driver encountered children and in a desperate attempt to avoid them, he stopped the car abruptly and it somersaulted,” Darboe told The Standard.
He said they were removed from the wrecked car and evacuated to Mbour hospital where they were checked before taken to the Gambian Embassy in Dakar and later flown to Banjul.
”Honourable Jammeh, our driver and I felt the impact more. The driver, in fact, sustained a minor head injury and I could hardy walk immediately after the accident. Uncle Sedia was in the front seat and was perhaps helped by the seat belt,” Darboe said.
He said they were overwhelmed with messages of concern and good will from Gambians all over the world. “We thank them all for their prayers,” he said.