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Wunrok chief injured, police hold two hit-and-run drivers

Wunrok chief injured, police hold two hit-and-run drivers
Paramount Chief Macham Malith Atem, 57, in a hospital bed at MSF hospital in Mayen Abun | Credit | Courtesy

Two drivers are under police custody at Wunrok police station for an alleged road accident that left the paramount chief of Kak Atem Barac community in Dongop Boma of Wunrok Payam injured.

Paramount Chief Macham Malith Atem, 57, was riding a motorcycle to Mayen Abun when a car knocked him down, leaving him with serious knee injuries.

The accident occurred on Sunday at Mabior Ayueldit village along the Nyindeng Ayuel-Mayen Abun road.

Col. Kur Mabioc Aruop, traffic police inspector in Twic County, says it is not clear who between the two detained drivers they are holding knocked down the chief.

“The two Toyota premio vehicles were moving along the road going to Mayen Abun. As they were moving there, they knocked down the chief. It is not known which car knocked down the chief,” Mabioc told Mayardit FM.

The suspects are Lual Chan Ajang, 32, who was driving a Toyoya Premio with a registration number SSD 683 P; and Yach Majok Longar, 45 – driving a Premio with a number plate SSD 232 CD.

Aruop added that the chief is currently receiving treatments at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) health facility in Mayen Abun.

There have been rising cases of road accident involving motorcycles and cars in the county.

Last week a 45-year-old woman died and a 14-year-old girl sustained injuries after a boda-boda rider knocked them down  along Mayen Abun-Gomgoi road.