THE ‘KILLER’ driver in charge of an articulated truck whose recklessness caused massive carnage on the road at Santasi in Kumasi last week has still not been found by the police.
The whereabouts of the driver, who has been identified as Sulemana Zakaria aka ‘Zack’, is still not known by the police. His employers, Isaac Owusu Ansah Company Limited, also do not know where he is.
The vehicle which Zakaria used to cause the havoc on the road is still being kept at the Sofoline Police Station as the driver is still being traced to assist in investigations.
This came to light when the Member of Parliament for Nhyiaeso, Dr. Richard Anane, accompanied by his close aides and NPP executives in the constituency, visited the accident scene on Friday.
The owner of the articulated truck told Dr. Anane that he had sent some men to search for the driver in his hometown of Ejura in the Ashanti region.
The MP, who looked sad over the deaths caused on the road, also visited the families of the victims of the horrific accident to console them.
There were tears in the eyes of Dr. Anane when he visited the home of 10-year-old Loyce Birago Amoako, a pupil of the Star of Hope International School at Kokoben, who died in the gory accident.
Dr. Anane, who was speechless after being briefed about what caused the accident by the deceased girl’s family members, appointed Mr. Opambuor to speak on his behalf.
He noted that he would soon seek expert advice as to what should be done to stop the over-speeding by drivers on the Santasi road so as to stop the carnage in the area for good.
Dr. Anane said calls by Santasi residents for road ramps to be constructed at Santasi to stop the over-speeding was good, but he emphasised that experts should be contacted for their advice to solve the anomaly.
Meanwhile, Nadia Akosah, one of the school children who were ran over by the speeding articulated truck, and was receiving treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, has had her right leg amputated.
Dr. Anane, who composed himself to speak at the accident scene, suggested that for the meantime, the entire Santasi road should be barricaded and zebra crossing markings made on the road.
This, he noted, would help avert the carnage on the road, disclosing that accidents’ victim toll could have been reduced significantly had the road been barricaded with metals warning drivers to respect road regulations at all times.
He lamented that the number of accidents being recorded at Santasi in recent times was unacceptable, reiterating that drivers should be extra circumspect whilst behind the wheels.