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1 in critical condition as car crashes into shop

Source The Ghana Report

One person is battling for life, while three others are injured after an accident in the Kwawu West Municipality of the Eastern Region.

A Toyota Vitz with registration number GN1851-22 ran into a provision store at Nkawkaw Adoagyiri on Friday, June 14, 2024.

The critically injured person has been referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi for treatment, while the three injured persons are currently receiving treatment at the Nkawkaw Holy Family Hospital.

According to an eyewitness, the Toyota Vitz was driven by a female who was heading from Nkawkaw to town.

They claim the driver, who was on her phone, lost control and ran into the shop unexpectedly.

No causality has been recorded yet.

This incident follows a gory accident on the Nobewam on the Konongo-Kumasi Highway, leading to the death of two persons.

The deceased include the driver of a KIA Granbird VIP bus with registration number GE 5099-15 and one other.

Several others also suffered varying degrees of injuries in the accident, which occurred due to a wrongful overtaking.

The Konongo police revealed that the VIP bus was from Yeji and was heading towards Accra with passengers on board.

Upon reaching a section of the road at Nobewam, the driver reportedly overtook several vehicles ahead of him.

During the process, a vehicle emerged from the opposite direction, and the VIP driver decided to move back to his lane in an attempt to avoid collision.

Unfortunately, he ran into a MAN Diesel trailer with registration number GN 6933-11, driven by Abraham Ayama and with another occupant onboard.

Over the years, the National Road Safety Authority(NRSA) and the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) have been sensitising the public against the use of mobile phones while driving.

Aside from that, overspeeding or overtaking on major highways also causes frequent accidents.

Here are some cases;

  • Okada Rider Killed, 3 Injured In Bloody Accident On Accra-Kumasi Highway

An Okada rider lost his life, while three others were injured in a fatal accident on the Accra-Kumasi Highway near Star Oil in Suhum in the Eastern Region on Monday, June 10, at about 2:30 pm.

The accident involved a long truck with registration number GT 6359-24, travelling from Accra to Kumasi.

The truck suffered a tyre burst, leading to a fatal collision after the driver lost control of the steering wheel.

The vehicle ran over the Okada rider, killing him instantly, and also collided with a Sprinter bus with registration number GC 7652-20, resulting in injuries to three passengers.

The lifeless body of the Okada rider was transported to the Suhum Government Hospital mortuary while the injured were treated at the same hospital.

  • One Dead, Two Injured In Ohene Nkwanta Accident

One person died, and two others sustained severe injuries following an accident near Ohene Nkwanta on the Kumasi-Accra highway on Saturday morning.

The accident occurred around 7:00 am when a Man Diesel tanker truck (No GT-5894-24) travelling from Accra to Kumasi collided with a Toyota Camry (No AW-6414-14) travelling from Kumasi to Accra.

The tanker truck was carrying 36,000 litres of diesel.

According to reports, the Toyota Camry was overtaking a Marcopolo VIP bus (No 33-21) when the collision occurred.

The deceased and the injured are all males.

The injured include two occupants of the Toyota Camry, while the driver of the Man Diesel tanker truck also sustained minor injuries.

The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Konongo Government Hospital mortuary.

  • 2 Dead, Others Injured In Winneba-Accra Road Accident

Two people died, and several others were injured following a truck accident on the Winneba-Accra highway.

The truck, heavily loaded with tomatoes and garden eggs, overturned in the middle of the road due to the weight of its cargo.

The accident resulted in the deaths of two women, believed to be traders.

The incident also caused significant damage to the produce being transported, leading to substantial losses.

Emergency services arrived at the scene to provide aid to the injured and clear the road.

The police are investigating the cause of the accident and have urged drivers to exercise caution when transporting heavy loads.

In a similar case, three people died, and others were injured in an accident at Anyinasusu in the Offinso South Municipality of the Ashanti Region.

The incident occurred on Tuesday around 11 pm.

Confirming the incident, the assemblyman for Anyinasusu, Ibrahim Yogo, stated that the driver of the Yutong bus travelling from Kumasi to Garu was overspeeding and collided with the Kia Rhino vehicle transporting mangoes.

Mr. Yogo confirmed that three people died on the spot, with many others injured.

  • Three-year-old boy involved in Lil Win’s car crash dead

A car crash involving Ghanaian actor Kwadwo Nkansah, widely known as Lil Win, on May 25, 2024, resulted in the death of a three-year-old boy.

The boy, Nana Yaw, was in a vehicle with his father when they were hit by Lil Win’s car at Amakom in Kumasi.

Some eyewitnesses have said Lil Win was speeding in the congested area of Amakom.

Following the crash, Nana Yaw and his father were rushed to a nearby health facility and later transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

  • Blogger John Claude Tamakloe Dies In KK Fosu Car Accident

The car crash involving celebrated highlife musicians KK Fosu and Bless on the Accra-Apam highway resulted in the tragic death of blogger and publicist John Claude Tamakloe.

The accident occurred on Saturday, May 25, 2024, as the crew was en route to perform at a wedding ceremony.

According to the driver, Nana Obiri Yeboah, their Toyota Camry collided head-on with a Benz car.

The Benz car driver was attempting to overtake another vehicle when it ran into the Camry.

The impact of the crash resulted in the immediate death of John Claude Tamakloe, who was accompanying Kay Bless as his videographer.

  • More Than 20 Victims Injured In Awutu Accident

About 20 people sustained varying degrees of injuries in an accident involving a Sprinter Benz bus at Awutu Bonsuoko in the Central region.

The accident occurred on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

The victims have been rushed to Hope Christina Hospital at Gomoa Fetteh for treatment.

According to one of the victims, Benjamin Adokoh, the driver was speeding and, in the process, burst one of his back tyres, leading to the accident.

  • 10 Severely Injured In Potsin Accident

Ten people sustained severe injuries after a tipper truck collided with a Toyota Hiace passenger mini bus at Mustapha Plus near Potsin Junction on the Kasoa – Winneba Highway in the Central Region.

According to an eyewitness, Matthew Mensah, who helped to remove the victims from the mangled vehicle, the car which caused the accident failed to stop after a wrongful overtaking.

As a result, the truck driver lost control and collided with the passenger bus travelling from Takoradi to Accra.

The victims were rushed to the Winneba Trauma and Specialist Hospital for treatment.

The accident happened on Saturday, May 4, 2024, in the evening.

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