Tragedy struck the community of Sinchu Njanko and the surrounding villages in the Naimina District of the Central River Region (CRR) early Tuesday as a fatal car accident claimed the life of a young man.
The deceased identified as Adama Sillah, 20 years old, met his untimely death after been hit by a truck which was coming from Basse heading to the Greater Banjul Area.
The deceased was said to be coming from a nearby village of Sare Samba Simally village in the Lower Fulladou District to inform the youths of that village of a football match that they (Sinchu Njanko village) are staging against another village in the Naimina District.
According to an eyewitness, the truck driver was believed to be in high speed and suddenly the deceased who was left in a pool of blood.
“He was hit by the truck almost at a junction near his home as he was returning from Sare Samba Simally village. Due to the gravity of the accident, he died on the spot,“ a source said.
Meanwhile, the driver is currently under custody at Sinchu Gundo Police Station helping them in their investigations.