Tuesday, 09 August

C/R: DAF truck driver who killed 12 on Elmina-Komenda road arrested

General News
The Police have arrested the driver of a DAF Truck with registration number GM 2570-12, Paul Kwah which collided with a Toyota Hiace bus at Eduagyei on the Elmina-Komenda junction road in the Central Region

The Police have arrested the driver of a DAF Truck with registration number GM 2570-12, Paul Kwah which collided with a Toyota Hiace bus at Eduagyei on the Elmina-Komenda junction road in the Central Region.

The accident led to the death of 12 persons.

Preliminary investigations by the Police revealed the suspect driver carelessly overtook some vehicles in front of him and ended up colliding with the Toyota Hiace bus. 

Twelve persons including the driver of the Toyota Hiace died in the accident.

The Police is currently working with the families of the deceased to assist with identification of the victims.

The accident occurred when the DAF Truck collided with the Toyota Hiace bus with registration number WR 1347- 17.

The DAF truck, loaded with bags of cement was heading towards Takoradi while the Toyota Hiace bus was from Takoradi heading towards Kumasi.

The truck is alleged to have overtaken a vehicle ahead of it and as a result of poor visibility due to a burning bush, collided with the Toyota Hiace bus.

The Ghana National Fire Service from Elmina were at the scene to rescue the victims.

However, only one person was found alive, injured.

The driver of the truck absconded.

The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the Cape Coast Teaching hospital morgue for autopsy and preservation.

They include seven males and five females.

 

 

 

 

Source: classfmonline.com/Elikem Adiku