3 Die On George Bush Highway
George Walker Bush Highway
The George Walker Bush Highway – otherwise known as N1 Highway – claimed the lives of a man and two women in a spate of two days last week.
In Friday’s incident, a yet-to-be-identified female pedestrian was knocked down by a cruising motorist when she was trying to cross from one side of the road to the other.
The driver of the unregistered Acura saloon car with DV 2586 mark, is being held by the Odorkor MTTU Police Commander, DSP Abdulai Mumuni, who said that the accident occurred at about 10:00 am at the Hong Kong end of the highway.
Her remains have been conveyed to the Police Hospital for autopsy as the law enforcement agency continues with investigations.
This came at the heels of an earlier accident at the McCarthy segment of the Highway near the Benji Spot.
A certain Nathaniel Kodo, aged 37, was crossing the road around 10:00 pm on Thursday when he met his fate.
The driver bolted and nobody, according to the police, was able to identify him.
In the other incident, a certain Afua Doduwaa, aged 40, was run over by a vehicle when she was sitting in front of a spot near Gbawe Thursday night.
The vehicle, with registration number GR 9080-11, was being driven by a car washer who was said to have taken advantage of the ignition key left in the car by the owner of the Hyundai Elantra vehicle.
The N1 Highway, since its commissioning, has claimed many lives. The issue of the insufficient number of footbridges has been on the lips of many observers.
There has for instance, been the question of whether the number of such bridges were really constructed as demanded by the design.
Last year one of the accidents involving a child who was going to school when he was knocked down fatally, caught the attention of many city residents. What should have been a source of convenience for both motorists and pedestrians today stands as a death trap.
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