If not for the protection from an unfinished house under the Congo Cross bridge, west of the capital, three students from the Sierra Leone Grammar School and Saint Edwards Secondary School should have had their home call.
On Friday at about 3:25 am, these students who were driving at breakneck speed towards the bridge missed their way and their grey car with registration number ADM 462 somersaulted and landed on a house’s roof.
From her neighbours’ wailings Mrs Theresa Samura Macfoy, who was asleep with her 16-year-old granddaughter Theresa Kamara, woke up and to her surprise saw her roof dented.
Explaining her ordeal to Awoko she said, “I cannot withhold the situation; I said to myself ‘if not for the Grace of God I should have been a dead woman by now’. Considering the manner in which the accident occurred”.
She added that, “I am 61 years old and I have lived at that house for 15 years,” adding that this was the first time such an accident had occurred.
Narrating how the accident occurred Unisa Kamara, aka “Man Man”, said the car was trying to overtake one Honda and in the process lost control and hit a signboard which sent it flying over the bridge and landed on the house.
He added that they took about one hour to rescue the students from inside the car, as its doors were battered badly.
“Man Man” explained that the three students, who were reportedly heading for a party at the beach, sustained seriously injuries all over their bodies.
Reports say the three injured were rushed to the Satellite Clinic at Kingharman Road and were later transferred to the Emergency hospital at Goderich