Ashaiman: One person killed as cement truck runs into traders (Video)
One person died and six people were injured when a truck loaded with cement blocks veered off its course and run into traders at Ashaiman Thursday morning
The truck, with registration number ER 5112 conveying cement blocks from the Mandela Park towards the Ashaiman main station was said to have developed a brake failure.
The driver in his bid to
The accident occurred at about
Love Atsu, 21, was on an office errand when she was crushed to death by the truck with registration number ER 5112
The injured, including a
The driver, whose name was not immediately known had fled the scene by the time Graphic Online arrived at the scene.
The truck was transporting cement blocks from the Mandela Park towards the Ashaiman main station on the main Ashaiman dual carriage
An eyewitness who gave his name as Nii Otu told the Graphic Online that the driver in his bid to manoeuvre his way through after failing his breaks veered off its lane running into the traders who were selling on the streets.
Mr Awinimi said the victims were in stable condition, adding that some of the victims were sent to the
In a related development, the Ashaiman Police MTTD who were at the scene to control traffic flow, brought in a towing truck to move the accident truck from the scene.
The police personnel will, however, decline an interview stressing that investigations were yet to be conducted into the accident.
A relative of the deceased, Ms Delight Hlorka was beside herself with grief and disbelieve during a visit to the hospital.
She said the deceased, who had completed Jasikan SHS last year, came to stay with her not long ago.
According to Ms Hlorka, who is an Aunt of the deceased, the late Love had gone out on an errand only to receive information that she had been knocked down by a car.
Some traders in the Ashaiman Municipality have resorted to selling on the principal streets exposing them to great danger.
The activities of the traders have led to serious vehicular and human traffic as traders, vehicles, wares and pedestrians compete for
The hawkers who claimed they needed the proceeds of their trade to cater for their families have on several occasion clashed with members of the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly taskforce in their bid to evict them.
One of the traders, Ms Grace Ashirifi in an interview said even though they (traders) are