A town trip mini-truck crashed into two people, who residents said were having “random sex” late Monday night under a market table outside a popular trading center on Waterside in Monrovia.
The two, according to eyewitnesses, were in an act of sexual intercourse when a truck that reportedly suffered brake failure lost control and ran into them, killing the two “lovers” on the spot.
Wailing residents began murmuring after they noticed that a condom, which the male partner had used during the incident, could be seen on him as he lay dead.
“The man and this hopo-jo (sex worker) were hooked up in casual intercourse after becoming acquainted prior to the incident,” some of the residents, who were at the scene following the incident, told the Daily Observer.
Officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP), who arrived on the scene to control a teeming crowd of onlookers, removed the lifeless bodies and took them to a local mortuary.
While the bodies of the two were being removed, a number of onlookers were heard saying, “God is tired with those [sex workers], so He let one of them to die in such form and manner.”
“The man was so stupid to let himself die like this, only so he could enjoy a woman through the use of a condom. Why he did not move from over the woman and run when the car was breaking other market tables before reaching to them?” some of the onlookers wondered, many of whom were women.
As the crowd grew larger up to mid-day Tuesday, nobody could establish the next of kin of the deceased. Police said shortly after plunging into the market tables, the driver reportedly escaped in order to “apparently avoid mob attack.”
Police quickly cordoned off the area to allow marketeers to go about their normal businesses. The incident, eyewitnesses said, occurred at night; however, the mini truck had earlier broken down and parked for repairs.
The driver is believed to have returned to the car late in the night in order to drive it to the garage. Apparently due to brake failure of the vehicle, the driver reportedly lost control of the truck, drove from up the hill, and ran into the two people, who were believed to be in an act of sexual intercourse at the time.
What has left residents shocked about the incident, according to eyewitnesses, was that the woman and her partner reportedly did not try to escape from the on-coming vehicle, though the truck is believed to have taken about 15 minutes before crashing into them.
“The car did not just reach them right away. It was hitting and damaging market tables, which made a lot of noise; yet they chose to stay where they were. It’s sad. But this is their usual habit. Whenever we leave, they come here to have sex and leave their bad luck on our table,” another by-stander said.
A source has denied any indication of foul play on the side of the driver, but police are said to be investigating all possibilities following the crash that took place around midnight on Monday.
Other eyewitnesses said people ran away screaming from the city square after the crash, but police quickly cordoned off the area after ambulances rushed to the scene.