General News of Sunday, 4 November 2018
Six people have been confirmed dead after a Sprinter Mercedes Benz Bus with registration number GT 3389-17, collided head-on with a Toyota Corolla with registration number CR 416-17, at Gomoa Mpota junction on the Winneba road.
Speaking to Citi News, a female victim of the Sunday evening accident, who was on board the benz bus, said they were heading towards Accra from Cape Coast, when their driver in an attempt to overtake some cars, unfortunately, blasted one of his tyres, and run into the Toyota Corolla Saloon car in a head-on collision.
According to the victim, she jumped from the window upon sensing danger.
The Medical Superintendent of the Winneba Trauma Hospital, Dr.Douglas Amponsah, indicated that six of the victims have died so far.
According to Dr. Douglas Amponsah, a young boy together with four other adults, sustained minor leg and head injuries.
“The boy’s parents are nowhere to be found, a good Samaritan brought him here” the Doctor hinted.
The Station Officer for Ghana National Fire Service, Daniel Idan, who was at the scene of the accident told Citi News that the people on-board the Sprinter bus were 33 in number, whiles those in the Toyota Corolla Saloon car were two.
“The reason why the number is 33 is that there were children on-board” he explained.
The drivers of both the Sprinter Bus and the Toyota Corolla Saloon Car survived the accident after sustaining minor leg and head injuries.
The Winneba Police is yet to issue an official statement on the accident.
George Andah involved in car crash at Kasoa
This accident comes barely a day after a similar one in the Central Region, involving the Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya West and Deputy Communications Minister, George Andah.
The Deputy Minister was heading towards Loye, a village near Gomoa Buduburam when the accident occurred.
Mr. Andah’s vehicle was involved in a collision with an articulated truck, and he was in the car with the driver, a bodyguard and a constituency executive of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) from Awutu Senya West.
George Andah not being treated abroad, steadily recovering in Ghana – Aide
Meanwhile, the general public has been asked to disregard reports that Mr. George Andah has been flown outside the country to receive further treatment after Saturday’s car crash.
He and the other occupants who suffered a shock, are said to be stable, and are responding to treatment.
Road accidents: 1,369 killed in 7 months, 157 perish in July
As at July 2018, the rate of accidents and the number of casualties had increased compared to the same month last year.
The number of people killed rose to 157, as against the 149 killed in July 2017, representing a 5.3% increase.
This brings the number of commuters killed between January and July 2018 to 1,369. This means the figure went up by 13.33%, from 1,208 killed in the first seven months of last year.
The July fatalities comprised 124 males and 33 females. The number of commuters injured in July 2018 witnessed a 6.6% rise, from 872 in 2017 to 930 in 2018.