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21 Perish on the Accra – Kumasi Highway

The driver of the ford mini carelessly overtook some vehicles and crashed head-on with an oncoming sprinter bus.

The Ghana Police Service’s preliminary investigation has revealed that careless overtaking from a Konongo-Accra-bound Ford Transit Mini passenger vehicle led to the head-on collision with a VW Sprinter Bus, which has claimed 21 lives, including both drivers.

According to the Police statement, twenty-one (21) persons are confirmed dead following a “fatal motor accident along the Juaso-Nkawkaw road.”

The Police said, “Preliminary investigation indicates that suspect driver, Yaw Egyiri (deceased), was driving a Ford Transit Mini Bus with registration number GR 6279-24 from Konongo towards Accra with passengers on board.

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“On reaching a section of the road at Pra-River Junction area along Juaso-Nkawkaw motor road, he carelessly overtook some vehicles and collided head-on with an oncoming VW Sprinter Bus with registration No. AS 4483-23 driven by a suspect driver yet to be identified and also deceased, with passengers onboard,” it explained.

The statement added: “Surviving victims are currently receiving medical attention at the Juaso Government Hospital, Stewards Hospital at Yawkwei, Konongo Municipal Hospital and Asante Akim Agogo Presbyterian Hospital.”

Meanwhile, the bodies of the 21 deceased persons, according to the Police, have been deposited at the Stewards Hospital mortuary at Yawkwei, Konongo Municipal Hospital mortuary and Juaso Government Hospital mortuary for identification, preservation and autopsy.

The Police Service therefore urged all road users “to be disciplined, demonstrate a sense of humanity and adhere to road regulations in order to avoid such preventable accidents.”


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