Monday 3rd September, 2018
Sunyani, Sept. 3, GNA – Seven people including
a nine year old boy and a woman died in a road crash on Sunday night at
Atuahenekrom in the Asutifi North District of the Brong-Ahafo Region.
The deceased, five of whose names have not yet
been identified, were returning from a one-week funeral rite held for a
relative at Asamang in the Ashanti Region.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Teddy Damptey Brown, Asutifi North District
Police Commander, said this in an interview to the Ghana News Agency on Monday.
He said the Police received information that
the accident occurred at around 2345 hours and members of surrounding
communities rushed to the scene to assist in sending victims to the Saint
Elizabeth Catholic Hospital at Hwidiem, capital of the Asutifi South District.
DSP Brown said an Opel Astra Taxi with
registration number GW1139-Y driven by Kwaku Isaac, aged 27 (deceased) with seven passengers on board
from Ntotoroso to Sunyani had a head on collision with a Toyota Land Cruiser with registration Number GW 1897-17 that
had three travellers on board and driven by
Kofi Danso, 53, coming from Sunyani and heading towards Ntotoroso.
He said the crash occurred when the two
vehicles were negotiating a sharp curve between Wamahinso and Atuahenekrom in the District.
DSP Brown said five commuters in the taxi died
on the spot and two more occurred later at the Hospital, adding that six of the
corpses were kept at the St. Elizabeth Hospital morgue and one at the Sunyani
Regional Hospital where he was transferred to continue treatment.
But three people in the Toyota Land Cruiser
were treated and discharged at the St. Elizabeth Hospital, he said, adding that
the two vehicles have been towed to the Ntotoroso Police Station whilst