Regional News Wed, 28 Apr 2021

Eastern Region records 152 road accident deaths in first quarter of 2021

A total of 152 persons died in the First Quarter of 2021 through road accidents in the Eastern Region, as compared to 80 deaths recorded during the same period last year.

In all, 529 road crashes were recorded involving 297 commercial vehicles, 181 private and 151 motorcycles/tricycles in the first quarter of 2021 as against 532 in 2020.

Fifty-nine people also died in commercial vehicles, while 14 died in private vehicles and 55 others in motorcycles/tricycles, indicating an increase in 2021.

Police Chief Superintendent Stephen Kofi Ahiatafu, Eastern Regional Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), told the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Koforidua that 59 pedestrians were knocked down while 35 were injured and 24 also lost their lives, adding that 746 persons were injured in all.

Mr. Ahiatafu has expressed worry about the spate of road accidents in the region and has cautioned drivers driving without the requisite training to desist from doing so.

He also urged both private and commercial vehicle drivers to observe and obey road traffic signs when driving, adding, and drivers should not drive more than 50
Source: GNA
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