Sime Darby Official Killed In Motorbike Accident

The late James Lavela

An official of the Sime Darby Palm Plantation in western Liberia, Grand Cape Mount County killed in a fatal motorbike accident when two motorcyclists on Wednesday evening, June 28, 2017 collided in Bomi County leaving one dead while four others sustained severe injury.

According to report, the accident claimed the life of Sime Darby Plantation’s Health Safety and Environmental Superintendent James Lavela after being was rushed to a local hospital, where he was referred to Monrovia and was later pronounced dead upon arrival.

Superintendent Lavela was coming from Tubmanburg after visiting Grand Cape Mount.

A dispatch from the county says, the deceased was quickly rushed to a local hospital in the county and was immediately transferred to Monrovia, but was pronounced dead upon arrival.

James Lavela has been an employee at the plantation since 2013 and has been one of the industrial workers at the company.

However, eyewitnesses on the scene of the accident said the casualties were caused by excessive speed from the bikes.

The accident caused an upset in both Grand Cape Mount and Bomi Counties as well as among workers of the plantation for losing a virtuous person in the company, thus creating a vacuum within the company.

The rest are currently admitted and responding to treatment.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.