A Neoplan bus with registration number GR 5865, travelling from Kumasi towards Gushegu in the Northern Region, was involved in a gory accident at about 5:10 am on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
The accident, according to the driver’s mate, occurred when the driver failed to see a speed ramp ahead and drove straight into it. The mate said the driver was distracted as he attempted to open a bottled drink whilst driving at top speed.
Of the 4 who lost their lives, 3 were women, including a pregnant woman, and a man.
The injured victims were sent to Kintampo North and South Government Hospitals respectively to receive emergency health care.
The Ghana Police Service, Fire Service, and the National Ambulance Service were at the scene to rescue the trapped victims.
This adds to the numerous accidents that have occurred already this year, and taken many lives, while leaving several others injured.
1,000 persons killed in road crashes from January to April 2021 – NRSA
Road crashes have killed more than 1,000 people in the country from January to April 2021.
This was disclosed by Mrs. May Obiri Yeboah, the Director-General of the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) on Thursday, May 20, 2021.
She said last year, 2,500 people died from road crashes, adding that the figure is the highest since 1991.