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

to Suhum.

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

investigated thoroughly''.

Mr. Samuel Tetteh cautioned drivers to desist

from travelling late in the night and at dawn

since the highways may be foggy resulting in

poor visibility.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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