Tragic Accidents in Eastern Region Claim Nine Lives
Two separate accidents in the Eastern region of Ghana have left nine people dead and six others severely injured. The accidents occurred on Saturday, March 25, 2023, on the Kpong-Tema highway.
The first accident involved a Hyundai mini-bus with registration number GB 4644-20, travelling from Juapong to Tema. The vehicle collided head-on with an articulated truck with registration number GT 6473-21, which was carrying pavement blocks from Tema to Akosombo. The impact of the collision killed six people instantly.
Two other passengers in the mini-bus, including the driver and a female passenger, were rushed to the Akuse Government Hospital in critical condition. Sadly, both later passed away due to their injuries.
The second accident involved a stationary bus with registration number GW 6464-22, which had been parked for almost two weeks. The driver of the Hyundai mini-bus, in an attempt to avoid the parked vehicle, swerved and crashed into the articulated truck coming from the opposite direction of the road.
Emergency services, including the Akuse police command, the Ghana National Fire Service, and the ambulance service, were quickly on the scene and worked tirelessly to rescue survivors and transport them to the hospital.
The deceased have been deposited at the Akuse Government Hospital’s mortuary for autopsy and preservation, while the injured continue to receive treatment.
The accidents have highlighted the need for road safety awareness and stricter enforcement of traffic regulations. The government and relevant agencies must work together to ensure that Ghana’s roads are safe for all road users, and that tragedies like this are prevented. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of those affected by these tragic accidents.