Two persons have been confirmed dead while several others were severely injured in a road accident that occurred at Avenor junction, Accra, early Friday morning.
A male and a female passengers who were rushed to the Police and the Ridge Hospitals respectively after the accident, passed away while receiving treatment, according to the Tesano police Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service.
Three other victims rushed to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, are said to be receiving treatment but the police were yet to locate the victims sent to other hospitals for treatment.
The bodies of the two deceased persons (yet to be identified) have all been deposited at the Police Hospital for autopsy and preservation.
The condition of the three victims sent to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, according to police reports, was critical due to the impact.
Superintendent Agnes Ceasar who confirmed the accident to DAILY GUIDE, said the police were yet to know the number of persons on board the three vehicles when the accident occurred.
“When the accident occurred, reports received indicated that several of the victims were rushed to different health centres for treatment by other drivers and so the police were visiting the various hospitals to collate the number of persons involved.
“One of the victims, according to our investigations, was taken to the Ridge Hospital while one other was taken to the Police Hospital but both were later confirmed dead when police visited the two health facilities,” the police officer posited.
The vehicles involved have been towed to the police accident car park at Sowutuom.
An eyewitness account at the scene told the paper that three vehicles were involved in the accident which occurred around 4:25am yesterday.
He initially said five persons died on the spot but five others who were severely injured were rushed to the nearest health centres for treatment.
The eyewitness said the accident occurred after a four-wheel drive (4×4) vehicle, which was over-speeding, crashed into two other vehicles including a commercial one.
“The 4X4 vehicle was from the Tesano area and descending towards the Kwame Nkrumah Circle and crashed into another vehicle which was crossing, and further dragged it to hit the commercial vehicle,” the eyewitness reported.
By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey