6 Die, Several Injured In Fatal Accident

Six persons died while several others sustained injuries following an accident that occured at Mɔmuikɔpe Blɔnya, near Sege, off the Tema-Aflao Highway in the Greater Accra Region over the weekend.

A Ford mini bus full of passengers travelling from Dzodze in the Volta Region to Accra collided with another mini bus from Madina, Accra to Dzodze, on Saturday afternoon.

According to reports, the accident occurred as a result of wrongful overtaking by the driver from Madina to Dodze, which resulted in the collision of the two buses.

Chief Inspector Stella Dede Dzakpasu, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Tema Regional Police Command told DAILY GUIDE that the avoidable accident was a result of human error.

According to her, preliminary investigations by police pointed to human error, committed by a 25-year-old driver, Abraham Odai, who was in charge of Dzodze bound Ford transit mini bus with registration number, GX 8785-21 which had 14 other passengers on board.

She explained that Abraham, who in an attempt to overtake some vehicles, switched lanes without taking due precautions, and was facing oncoming traffic.

In the process, his vehicle had a head on collision with an Accra bound Ford transit mini bus which was loaded with sacks of charcoal and had about six passengers on board.

The police spokeswoman indicated that the incident resulted in the instant death of four passengers from both vehicles who are yet to be identified.

She noted that the suspect driver and other passengers who are all yet to be identified sustained injuries and were rushed to Ada East District, Sege Polyclinic and Battor Catholic Hospitals respectively for treatment.

However, two passengers were later confirmed dead, Chief Inspector Dzakpasu added.

Meanwhile, the deceased persons have been deposited at the morgue of the Battor Catholic Hospital for preservation, identification and post mortem examination.

The Tema Regional Police Command seized the opportunity to once again admonish all road users to be very alert and abide by all road traffic regulations whiles on the road, especially as the Yuletide approaches.

They therefore assured the public that personnel would be deployed along the highways and metropolis in order to reduce the incidence of road carnage and criminal activities.

From Vincent Kubi, Tema