7 die after Collins Dauda's Land Cruiser, taxi crash

A fatal accident involving a Toyota Land Cruiser, believed to be owned by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Asutifi South, Alhaji Collins Dauda; and an Opel Astra taxi cab on Sunday night, has resulted in the deaths of seven people...


A fatal accident involving a Toyota Land Cruiser, believed to be owned by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Asutifi South, Alhaji Collins Dauda; and an Opel Astra taxi cab on Sunday night, has resulted in the deaths of seven people.

According to the police, the Toyota Land Cruiser with registration number GW 1897 – 17, which was from Sunyani and was heading towards Ntotroso in the Asutifi North District, collided head-on with the Opel Astra taxi cab with registration number GW 1139 Y from the opposite direction.

The accident happened at a section of the road between Wamahinso and Ntotroso at about 11:45 pm Sunday.

Reports say the 27-year-old driver of the taxi cab, Kwaku Isaac and four occupants of the cab, died on the spot while two other occupants who were rushed to the Saint Elizabeth Catholic Hospital at Hwidiem died later.

Apart from the taxi driver, the police are yet to identify other casualties of the accident.

The driver and two other occupants of the Toyota Land Cruiser, who sustained minor bruises, were treated and discharged at the same hospital.

The police have currently mounted surveillance on Danso to seek his assistance in their investigation into the cause of the accident.

Police PRO

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong confirmed the incident but could not confirm whether or not the Toyota Land Cruiser belonged to Mr Dauda.

The bodies of the deceased have been kept at the mortuary of the same hospital awaiting autopsy.

Source: Graphic



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