Regional News of Tue, 16 Oct 20180
293 die in road crashes; 1,600 injured in 2018 in Eastern Region
Latest statistics from the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) indicate a total of 293 died through road crashes between January and September 2018 in the Eastern region.
This is against 270 recorded same period in 2017.
Also, a total of 1,615 were injured during the same period in 2018 as compared to 1,515 recorded in 2017.
To this end, the MTTD has gathered stakeholders’ inputs and commitments to help tackle the alarming spate of road accidents in the region.
Speaking to Kasapa News, the Regional MTTD Commanding Officer, Chief Superintendent Prince Jude Cobbinah said within the past three months, 69 persons have died through an accident on the road.
He said this while providing an update on the Mangoase Senior High School Bus accident which claimed the life of a science teacher identified as Kofi Kyei Adu alias Koo Kyei and injured 56 students.
According to him, preliminary Police investigations revealed that the driver of the School Bus with registration number, GV 1953 – 14, Ebenezer Dankwah had a brake failure while descending a stiff curved slope at Ashitey community stretch of the Otekporlu to Odumase road.
He said most of the students who sustained injuries and admitted at Atua Government Hospital and St. Martins De Porres have been discharged while seven have been referred to the Eastern Regional Hospital.