Gory Accident At Nkawkaw Kills 5
A sprinter bus collided with a stationary truck at Oframase, a neighborhood of Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region, on the Accra-Kumasi road, killing five people on the scene.
On Sunday, March 13, 2022, an accident occurred.
In an interview with an Accra-Based Media house, MTTD Commander for Nkawkaw, DSP Foster Asante said that preliminary evidence suggests that the 23-year-old suspect Sprinter driver Shadrack Boadu and other drivers were pursuing each other for passengers.
According to him, the police received information about an accident at Oframase around 5:30 p.m., so they raced there and contacted the Fire Service and National Ambulance to assist them after a sprinter bus with registration number GC 6521-21 collided into a parked truck.
“When we got there we realized that there was a stationary Burkina Faso bound track off the road with an advanced warning triangle to signal drivers that, the truck has developed a fault. The sprinter bus drove towards it and rammed into the back of the stationary truck off the road which caused the accident. On the scene, we realized there were 11 passengers on board including the driver so we rushed them to the Holy Family Hospital while one woman was sent to Kenop Care hospital but upon arrival, the doctor on duty declared five dead. The bodies are currently in the morgue for autopsy and police are now trying to reach the family members. The remaining two who experienced a series of injuries are receiving treatment; others have been referred to Koforidua Teaching hospital,” he said.
An eyewitness account says the drivers were coming in a subsection, that is, two or three coming together and you know these buses they like to take passengers along the road. So it looked as if they were chasing each other with the hope the winner can pick more passengers so the driver didn’t pay attention and drove into that stationary truck.