A 20-year-old man has died in central Gambia after he was struck by a truck in Sinchu Njanko, police in the region confirmed.
Adama Sillah was returning from Sare Samba village when a speeding truck hit him. The truck reportedly did not have good brakes and was unable to stop.
“The truck dragged on and hit him. The breaks were not working and that is an issue here,” said a witness.
The truck was loaded with goods from the commercial West Coast Region and probably delivering them to businesses in the eastern Upper River Region.
The driver of the truck, whose name has not been released by authorities is being held at the Sinchu Gundo Police Station and facing vehicular homicide charges.
Many vehicles on the roads in Gambia do not have good brakes and many accidents that could be prevented have led to tens of deaths.
Speeding has often been a factor in many accidents in the Gambia and last month, at least 15 people have died in car crashes in the Greater Banjul and Kombo areas.