-Wounded Journalist Narrates His Ordeal
By Esau J. Farr
One of the surviving journalists involved in the recent accident involving the Presidential Motorcade and a jeep said he did not see the accident coming, but only saw himself at the Phebe Hospital.
Isaac S. Freeman of ELBC speaking to reporters at the hallway of the Phebe Hospital giving update to journalists first gave thanks to God for surviving the accident.
“I didn’t see the accident; I only saw myself in the Phebe Hospital,” he explained.
According to the broadcast Liberian journalist, all he could remember was leaving from Gbarnga and making his way back to Monrovia on the Executive Mansion Press car, but later saw himself in Phebe.
“It’s God that got me well today and that’s the first thing I can say. Leaving from Gbarnga to Monrovia, I only saw myself in Phebe so I can’t explain to you how the accident all came about,” Isaac boldly told reporters.
On the issue of update on his health, journalist Freeman said he was doing well.
“I am very well and my medication is on time and Ok,” Freeman told his colleagues at the Phebe Hospital looking well energized and happy as he shows signs of great improvement well cared for by his wife at the hospital.
Mr. Freeman was amongst twelve (12) persons who were seriously injured or wounded when they were involved in a fatal motor accident involving Executive Mansion Press car and a jeep running opposite direction of the Presidential envoy.
The accident occurred when President George Weah and his entourage were returning from Gbarnga after forming a part of the 186 Annual Session of the Liberia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church that led to the death of George Wilson famously known as ‘Executive Horn and a lady.
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