Fatal accident claims two lives, injures scores
Two people died on the spot, while many
others sustained severe injuries when a Toyota
land cruiser collided head-on with a Hyundai
H-100 at Nankese-Ningo on the Koforidua-
Suhum highway, Sunday evening.
The Hyundai H-100 with registration number
GT 4130-09 which was travelling from Suhum
to Koforidua was said to have overtaken
another Hyundai H-200 and collided head-on
with the Toyota Land Cruiser with registration
number GT 2169-11.
The Land Cruiser was travelling from Koforidua
A traumatised eye witness who gave her name
as Enyonam said the Hyundai vehicle was
travelling at top speed.
Residents and good Samaritans had to cut
through the mangled vehicles to rescue the
Personnel of the Suhum Ghana National Fire
Service and the Ambulance Service were able
to rescue the driver of the Hyundai H-100 and
a female passenger who were trapped and
were unable to be rescued by the public.
Meanwhile the Eastern regional commander of
the Motor Traffic and Transport Department
(MTTD) of the Ghana Police service, Chief
Superintendent Samuel Tetteh has told Joy
News seven other persons have died in
separate motor accidents in the Eastern Region
over the weekend.
He said on Saturday about 1.30am at New-
Jejeti, a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter travelling
from Kumasi to Accra also burst one of its
front tyres and somersaulted several times.
He explained that one person died on the spot,
while three others died on their way to the
Mr Tetteh added that one other person died at
Akropong after falling from a truck loaded
with crates of Coca-Cola when the driver
negotiated a sharp curve.
He disclosed that a man riding a motor-cycle
without a helmet also died after crashing a
stationery vehicle, adding that an eight year
old girl was also knocked down at Donkorkrom
in the Affram-plains district by a speeding
vehicle killing her instantly.
''Between Saturday and Sunday alone nine
persons have died from accidents. This is a
worrisome situation which ought to be
Mr. Samuel Tetteh cautioned drivers to desist
from travelling late in the night and at dawn
since the highways may be foggy resulting in