A suspected drug trafficker, who was driving a Mercedes Benz, dies in a head on collision with an electric pole last night, police say. 

The deceased who was identified as Pa Modou Njie of Latrikunda German crashed into an electric pole while speeding along the Kairaba Avenue Road.

“Pa Modou lost control of the vehicle when he tried to turn at the Junction opposite LG Samsung,” police said in a statement.

According to police, preliminary investigations into the accident has led to the recovery of five bags of suspected cannabis from the vehicle. 

“This exhibit has been handed over to the Drug Law Enforcement Agency for further investigations.”

The police statement added: “a 40-year-old female pedestrian was hit and sustained a broken leg injury. She has been admitted and currently receiving treatment at the Serrekunda General Hospital.”

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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