Police at Konongo within the Ashanti Region have arrested the 2 drivers whose automobiles had been concerned in an accident on the Accra-Kumasi freeway that claimed the lives of 13 individuals and induced accidents to a number of others.
The police say some injured victims have been handled and discharged, whereas one has been referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
Citi News understands a four-year-old lady whose grandmother died within the accident can also be a part of the injured.
But DSP Paa Yeboah, the Konongo Divisional police MTTD Commander, in a Citi News interview stated up to now, most of them have been handled and discharged, they usually have even continued their journey.
“It is only one who has been transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. The cargo truck driver is on admission at the hospital after he is discharged, we will take action against him, but two other drivers are at our office.”
Meanwhile, some highway customers have expressed fear over the accidents being recorded on the Konongo-Odumase to Kumasi highway.
They have described the stretch as one that’s turning into an accident-prone space after 4 totally different fatalities had been recorded there this yr.
The highway customers need the federal government to take pressing steps in addressing the carnage on the nation’s roads.
Nine males and 4 females died within the accident, which occurred at about 10:40 pm on Sunday night time.
The injured are on admission on the Konongo Government Hospital, whereas the our bodies of the useless have been deposited on the morgue.
One of the automobiles tried to overhaul one other car, ensuing within the crash.
“The Cargo Truck was coming from the Kumasi direction to Accra and the OA Bus was coming from the Accra direction towards Wa with passengers, though the bus wasn’t full. The passengers, together with the driver and the mate, there were 26 persons on board”, DSP Paa Yeboah added.
“There was a truck ahead of the bus and in an attempt to overtake, it crashed into the other at the front part and both vehicles fell into a ditch. 13 people died on the spot and about 11 others injured.”
He stated the our bodies of the deceased have been eliminated and photographed for identification by members of the family.
Over 1,000 individuals have been killed in highway accidents within the nation this yr alone.