Nature was said to have been on the side of Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana on Saturday when he escaped what would have been a fatal road accident on the Masiaka-Makeni highway.
The accident which happened at Ma Sumaila, left five of the VP’s plain-clothed guards injured with one of them receiving 30 stitches to his head.
Speaking to Awoko on the line from Kono, the vice president said that a public bus from Kabala overtook another bus which had been stationary awaiting the passage of his convoy. It rammed into the vehicle loaded with the close-protection guards, leaving the Toyota Prado damaged “beyond repairs”.
The injured were then taken back to Freetown for immediate medical attention.
Eye witnesses say the VP himself was visibly shaken by the accident but continued with the trip to his home district of Kono where he was going to lay to rest the remains of the late Chairlady of the ruling All People’s Congress party in Kono, Sia Navo Mbriwah.
She was also the daughter of the late Paramount Chief Tamba Songu Mbriwah of Fiama chiefdom in Kono district.