Regional News Sat, 19 Jan 2019

Gomoa Okyereko accident: 2 dead, others in critical condition

Some victims being conveyed away from the accident scene

Two persons have been confirmed dead, while two others are in critical condition in an accident that occurred at Gomoa Okyereko junction on the Kasoa – Cape Coast Highway on Friday night.

The accident occurred when a Benz Truck with registration number GE 1781 -Y, veered off its lane and collided with a TATA Kia truck with registration number GN 993-11 heading towards Accra from Winneba.

Two people died on the spot, while two are in critical condition, and have been admitted at the Winneba Trauma Hospital.

Meanwhile, the bodies of the deceased have since been deposited at the same hospital.

SO 1 Daniel Asare, the Municipal Fire Officer who confirmed the incident to Citi News, indicated that “two people are dead, while two others are in critical condition with the Benz cargo truck completely destroyed beyond repairs”

He therefore cautioned drivers to take precaution when driving on that stretch of road, adding that the road has a lot of curves, and can be deceptive at certain times.

On his part, DSP Paul Ankan, the Dominase District Police Commander intimated that indiscipline on the part of road users is one major cause of accidents on that stretch because drivers turn a blind eye to road signs and other important indicators on the road, resulting in more accidents.

“Users of the road disobey road signs and this is the result of the carnage on our roads” he explained.

According to him, if drivers are able to control their speed levels and obey road signs, it would help reduce the road crashes.

“We can control the accident on this highway only if we obey road signs and reduce our speed”DSP Ankan hinted.

Source: citinewsroom.com
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