by: michael eli dokosi
Joy News reports that thirteen additional lives have perished on at the exact spot which claimed five lives on Thursday on the Accra-Kumasi road, when two cars collided into the accident cars, Friday.
Seven of the victims are in critical conditions at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) with other injured passengers transferred to the Konongo Government Hospital.
According to Superintendent Boadi Bossman of the Konongo Divisional Police a speeding 207 splinter commercial bus crashed into a broken down stationary tipper truck in the middle of the road at around 4.30 a.m. Friday and on Thursday evening at about 8 – 9 p.m., a Toyota bus carrying passengers from Accra- Kumasi bumped into the same tipper truck at New Koforidua, Nobewam, which caused the death of five passengers with many others injured.
“Because we did not have a heavy duty towing machine for some time now, we placed six reflective cones and triangles about 150 meters from the scene of the accident. The driver of the 207 splinter bus must have been driving careless and speeding to have missed all the warning signals,” Supt. Bossman said.