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Tesano: Two dead, Six injured in a Car Crash

From Tesano in Accra, Emelia Ennin Abbey reports that the victims in the accident that occurred there were the driver of the Sprinter bus and a teenage girl.

The truck, with a foreign number plate, was loaded with 220 bags of onions and was parked in the inner lane of the road.

The deceased have been identified as Kwasi Appiah, 53, the driver of a Hyundai H100 minibus, and Miriam Owusu, 17.

Seven other passengers on the minibus who sustained injuries were taken to three hospitals — Achimota, Police and Korle Bu — for treatment.


No warning triangle

The Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police Mrs. Effia Tenge, who confirmed the accident to the Daily Graphic, said it happened about 4:45 a.m. yesterday.

She said the minibus, loaded with assorted items and 14 passengers, was from Akyem Kade and was heading towards Accra Central.

On reaching a section of the road at Tesano, about a few meters away from the Tsikata traffic light, it crashed into a stationary Volvo articulated truck, with registration number TG 1115 BA.

The driver of the stationary vehicle, Adams Rabiu, 43, has since been arrested by the police.

Mrs. Tenge said Rabiu claimed the truck had developed a mechanical fault and he parked it in the inner lane without displaying a warning triangle to alert other road users.

The seven passengers on the minibus sustained injuries and were taken to three hospitals for medical attention.

Appiah and Miriam were pronounced dead by the medical doctor on duty when they were taken to the Police Hospital.

Their bodies have been deposited at the morgue of the same hospital, while the vehicles have been towed from the middle of the road to free the road.

Source: Daily Graphic

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