Owia accident survivor wants compensation for his injuries
Lemoth Nero was reportedly struck from behind by a vehicle
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October 11, 2022
Owia accident survivor wants compensation for his injuries

A resident of Owia who was involved in a vehicular accident in May this year said he is still waiting and hoping for some form of compensation.

Lemoth Nero was reportedly struck from behind by a vehicle someting around 2.30 p.m on May 17 as he was walking along the Owia Public Road.

Nero, a baker was said to be heading home from the Owia river where he had gone to take a bath when the accident occurred.

He was said to be on his home to prepare for work when he was struck.

Nero spent one week in the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital recovering from his injuries, which included two broken hips and internal bleeding.

He was discharged on May 24, but was still in much pain and unable to walk.

Before being able to return to his home in Owia, Nero was cared for by his sister Anadia Nero who resides at Campden Park.

Now that he is back home, he is struck with a grim reality.

“My bills are piling up on me, and I have no money to pay them.”

Nero fears that soon, his electricity and other utilities will be disconnected.

Speaking to SEARCHLIGHT on Monday October 10, the Owia resident said he has never even had a visit from the person he claims is responsible for his accident.

“They never even visited me in the hospital or anywhere else.”

Nero is unsure when he would be able to return to work.

He is moving about with the assistance of a walking stick.

“I cannot walk on my own yet, I am doing therapy to be able to walk again,” he said.

Additionally, Nero said he is still dealing with severe pain in his hips.

“I need some sort of compensation to meet my daily needs, but so far, nobody is telling me anything,” he admitted.

Nero also expressed gratitude to his sister for helping to nurse him back to health.