Standard Information of Sunday, 22 December 2019
A shot of the incident scene
A Sprinter car or truck travelling from Accra to Kumasi collided head-on with a trailer truck from the reverse course.
About 20 passengers on board the Sprinter car or truck with registration quantity GR 5333-18 have suffered a variety of degrees of injuries.
The driver and two other travellers at the entrance of the Sprinter throughout the incident are claimed to be in critical affliction immediately after remaining extricated from the mangled auto.
They have been rushed to the Suhum Government Medical center for unexpected emergency treatment.
According to an eyewitness, Kwadwo Minta, a NADMO staff in Ayensuano District, the driver of the Sprinter Bus made a completely wrong overtaking.
“The driver of the Sprinter Bus fully loaded with about 20 travellers built wrong overtaking and collided head-on with this Prolonged Trailer Truck from Burkina Faso. We had to lower some metals at the entrance to eliminate the driver. A single other passenger was motionless,” he spelled out.
Footage by the eyewitness observed scores of travellers exhibiting indicators of write-up-trauma stress dysfunction and gasping for breath.
This accident transpired right after related around fatal many incidents in Odumase Krobo, Suhum, and Akyem Osiem in the Eastern region on Friday, December 20, 2019.
Japanese Location is infamous for the superior price of highway accidents. A complete of 722 incident cases ended up recorded in the area from January to October this calendar year. Out of this,1062 had been as a result of motor vehicle crashes,188 knockdowns,228 have been reported lifeless with 1,288 injuries.
The Japanese Regional Director of the Countrywide Street Basic safety Authority(NRSA) Abdulai Bawa Ghamsah, is alarmed by the higher price of road incidents in the area.
The Authority is embarking on instruction applications for drivers in the region as a result. He has, even so, cautioned drivers that, travellers are not “chicken and sheep” to be killed throughout Xmas.
“The Christmas does not appear to use some of our brethren [passengers] as hen and sheep for Christmas celebration”
According to him, human mistake constitutes an alarming proportion of induce of substantial carnage on the road as a result cautioned motorists in Ghana to strictly adhere to street protection laws in their endeavours to help help you save lives.
Provisional stats in accordance to the Director-Typical of Motor Targeted visitors and Transport Department (MTTD), Commissioner of Police Christian Tetteh Yohuno implies, a overall of two thousand and eighty-3 (2083) persons died in 12502 street accidents recorded in Ghana involving January to November this year. Twelve thousand, Seven hundred and Sixty-6 (12766) were being injured
Automobiles associated have been 20185.
“In 2018 the scenarios described from January to November are 12,396, and in 2019, conditions claimed are 12,502 there is an raise of .86% of incident cases described when as opposed to 2018. Motor vehicles that have been concerned in accidents in 2018 had been 20,082 and then in 2019, it is 20,185 increase of .79%.
Folks killed in 2018, we have 2118, and in 2019, it is 2083, a minimize of persons killed by 1.65%. Then persons injured, in 2018 is 12,318 and in 2019 it is 12,766”.
Alarmed by the nationwide outlook on carnage on roadways in the Country, the Jap Regional Director of Highway Protection, stated even though the range of people today who died on the highway for the duration of the period of time under overview has diminished by 1.65%, 2083 fatalities recorded is terrifying and unacceptable.
Estimates demonstrate that Ghana loses over 230 million pounds yearly owing to road mishaps symbolizing about 1.7% of the country’s Gross Domestic Products.