16, August 2016
A truck that left Yaounde early today the 16th of August 2016 en route to Meiganga crushed a small Toyota car killing all six persons on-board. Eye witnesses say the truck driver was apparently at high speed and did not see the small approaching Toyota heading to Garoua-Boulaï.
The two vehicles collided at the Bibinda Bridge. The truck reportedly mounted on the small car and killed all its occupants. Cameroon Concord News was reliably informed that some elements of the Garoua-Boulaï gendarmerie brigade intervened and the truck driver was arrested and detained. The bodies were identified and handed over to families.
Road accidents in Cameroon remain an everyday occurrence. According to statistics published by the CPDM government in August 2015, 790 people died on our roads in 2014. The figure was 1,139 people in 2011, down 31%. However, much still has to be done.
By Ebong Kingsley with files from CIN