General News Mon, 3 Sep 2018

Seven die after Collins Dauda's landcruiser and taxi crashed

The land cruiser collided head-on with the Opel Astra taxi

A fatal accident involving a Toyota Landcruiser, believed to be owned by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Asutifi South, Alhaji Collins Dauda and an Opel Astra taxi on Sunday night has resulted in the deaths of seven people.

According to the police the Toyota Land cruiser with registration number GW 1897-17, was from Sunyani heading towards Ntotroso in the Asutifi North District when it collided head-on with the Opel Astra taxi with registration number GW 1139 Y from the opposite direction.

The accident happened at a section of the road between Wamahinso and Ntotroso at about 11:45 pm Sunday.

Reports say the 27-year old driver of the taxi cab, Kwaku Isaac and four occupant died on the spot while two other occupants who were rushed to the Saint Elizabeth Catholic Hospital at Hwidiem died later.

Apart from the taxi driver, the police are yet to identify other casualties of the accident.

The driver and two other occupants of the Toyota Landcruiser, who sustained minor bruises were treated and discharged at the same hospital.

The police have currently mounted surveillance on Danso to seek his assistance in their investigation into the cause of the accident.

Police PRO

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong confirmed the incident but could not confirm whether or not the Toyota Landcruiser belongs to Mr Dauda.

The bodies of the deceased have been kept at the mortuary of the same hospital awaiting autopsy.

Source: Graphic.com.gh
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