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Bolans mother seriously injured in freak accident

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While many exuberant people waved their flags and honked their horns in support of the Antigua Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) during Sunday’s Next Level Megacade, one family received the devastating news that a loved one who was participating in the event was crushed by a truck.

Bolans resident, Sonja Henry, was one of several passengers on the truck.

According to reports, Henry sustained injuries when she jumped from the vehicle as it travelled through Fig Tree Drive.

Although the reason Henry and her companions jumped from the vehicle is unclear, what has been confirmed is that the mother of one’s lower body became trapped under the truck and was run over.

Both her legs were broken, and she sustained other serious injuries.

Henry was rushed to the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre (SLBMC) where she received treatment and was operated on on Monday morning.

She is presently warded in the Intensive Care Unit.

The news of her ordeal shocked the nation as family, friends and supporters on both sides of the political divide wished the Jennings Secondary School alumna a speedy recovery.

On Monday, the ABLP’s incumbent representative for St. Mary’s South, Samantha Marshall issued a statement on the incident.

“My thoughts and prayers of healing are with Sonja Henry and her family at this time following an accident last evening.

“Sonja is an incredible, talented, beautiful and blessed young woman who has shown nothing but love to all in her community. It is heartwarming that the love, support and togetherness shown have been outpouring. Yet, as a community, our continued prayers for her healing and recovery are critical at this time. The ABLP SMS Branch Office, and by extension, the community, will provide the necessary support.

“I want to express gratitude to the Emergency Medical Service and the team of nurses and doctors at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre for their valiant service. Again, let’s lift Sonja and her family in our prayers,” said Marshall.

Marshall’s well wishes were followed by similar sentiments from the United Progressive Party candidate for St. Mary’s South, Kelvin “Shuggy” Simon.

“Wishing you a speedy recovery hun. We have our differences where politics is concerned but love and respect doesn’t change. Life is bigger than politics, so the wellbeing of every person surpasses all else.

“May the healing hands of God be upon you and see you through this tragedy,” he said.

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