The relative of a woman and her daughter who were reportedly hit by a vehicle assigned to the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) is making a passionate appeal to the government and all well meaning Liberians to intervene to get help for the victims.
Mr. James Toeman, a brother of the victims, made the appeal yesterday when he walked into the McDonald Street offices of the Daily Observer in Monrovia.
According to Mr. Toeman, since the incident about a year ago, the victims’ lives have become miserable because following their discharge from hospital on July 2, 2014 they have not received wheelchairs or crutches to improve their mobility.
On March 20, 2014, the victims, Nora Wogbeh and daughter, Rachel Wogbeh, were reportedly knocked down by an UNMIL vehicle with license plate number 1416 near Tappita, Lower Nimba County.
As a result of the accident, Mr. Toeman said Nora’s right foot was completely smashed by the UNMIL speeding vehicle, and she was later rushed to the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital in Tappita.
“Her damaged leg was amputated by doctors at the John F. Kennedy Hospital where she was transferred,” Mr. Toeman lamented.
As for Rachel, he said, “she too was knocked down along with her mother, resulting in her right foot and two of her teeth being broken.”
He is appealing to humanitarian organizations in the country to come to their aid with wheelchairs and crutches.