Motor rider dies after crashing pregnant woman to death
A Motorbike with registration number M-19-AC 1967 crashed and killed a pregnant woman at Virgin Junction, near Canteen Dam at Damongo in the Savannah Region.
The other deceased person was rushed to the St. Anne Catholic Hospital and immediately referred to the Tamale Teaching Hospital in the Northern Region.
He is alleged to have suffered internal bleeding. Family members had earlier defied medical advice and insisted on him being discharged, but later changed their position, and agreed that the victim be hospitalized when they realized the gravity of his condition.
The deceased pregnant woman whose name was only given as Salamatu, died on the spot.
Salamatu was reported to have traveled to Damongo from another community to undergo routine laboratory tests but later parked her motorbike at the Virgin Junction to buy food where she crashed.
According to eyewitnesses, the male motor rider recklessly ran into Salamatu and they both fell to the ground.
The source said she suffered severe damage to her neck and chest leading to her death.
Salamatu has been buried according to Islamic customs.
Close sources indicated that the deceased rider who was known for being reckless, had hit another young man around the Ghana National Fire Service the same day, but refused to stop only to crash into the pregnant woman.