Accra-Kumasi Highway Accident Causes Passengers To Battle For Their Lives
Following a head-on collision between an articulated truck and a commercial bus carrying passengers, many people are fighting for their lives.
On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at about 9:00 p.m., an accident happened at Oframase, close to the Nkawkaw section of the Accra – Kumasi Highways in the Eastern area.
An eyewitness said that both vehicles attempted to overtake a stationary Rhino truck carrying charcoal in the middle of the road without noticing incoming traffic, which resulted in a head-on crash.
According to the eyewitness, the bus passengers, especially those in the front seats, suffered major injuries right after the collision.
He claimed that the police arrived on the spot a short while later to free the victims and transport them to Holy Family Hospital in Nkawkaw.
In a related occurrence, a near-fatal collision involving 22 passengers happened on the Accra to Kumasi Highway at Densuso near Suhum at approximately 12:15 pm the same day.
A sprinter bus traveling from Accra to Kumasi with the registration number AC 435 -20 was involved in the accident.
The driver of the Sprinter bus lost control of the steering wheel as a result of a tire blowout while traveling at high speed.
The driver and several children were among the 22 injured people who were sent for medical attention to the Suhum government hospital.