Thursday, 30 May

Policeman crashes to death while in hot pursuit of road traffic offender

Mangled police motorbike

Tragedy struck in Kentinkrono, Ashanti Region, as an unidentified police officer lost his life in a motor accident while in pursuit of a traffic offender. 

The incident occurred late afternoon on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

Riding a police patrol motorbike, the officer collided with a stationary truck, sustaining fatal injuries that claimed his life instantly. Despite rescue efforts, the severity of the crash proved fatal.

The suspect being pursued, also riding a motorbike, survived the accident. Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident, including the reason for the pursuit and the identity of the traffic offender, are underway.

Eyewitnesses say the officer saw the parked articulated truck too late while in chase.

The deceased officer's body has been transported to the morgue, while the suspect is currently undergoing medical treatment at a hospital.