Volta road crashes lead to 101 deaths


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A total of 101 persons were killed in the Volta Region through road crashes from January to August this year, Mr Daniel Wuaku, Regional Manager, National Road Safety Commission, has said

By A.B. Kafui Kanyi, GNA

Ho, Sept. 16, GNA –
A total of 101 persons were killed in the Volta Region through road crashes
from January to August this year, Mr Daniel Wuaku, Regional Manager, National
Road Safety Commission, has said.

He said the 391
road accident cases involved 568 vehicles and left 452 people with various
degrees of injuries.

Mr Wuaku, who was
addressing schoolchildren at a ceremony to present road safety textbooks to
basic schools, said 108 pedestrians were knocked down during the period.

He said the figures
were worrying hence the pedestrian safety programmes initiated by the
Commission.

Mr Wuaku said the
Commission was working with other stakeholders to train and license motorcycle
riders across the Region to ensure their safety on the road.

He appealed to
politicians to embrace best road practices during the campaign period to avoid
crashes.

The schoolchildren
were taken through various road safety guidelines.

GNA


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