Five perish in accident on Accra-Kumasi highway

BY: Kwadwo Baffoe Donkor

Five people lost their lives last Monday when two vehicles collided at Kubease on the Accra-Kumasi highway.

The deceased include drivers of the KIA Grand Bird bus, with registration number GT 3335-16 which was travelling from Accra to Kumasi, and a Man Diesel cargo truck, with registration number GR2307-W, which was headed towards Accra.

The identities of the deceased are yet to be established.

Twelve other passengers sustained various degrees of injury and were sent to the Ejisu Government Hospital and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) for treatment. The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the Juaben Government Hospital mortuary.

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Both vehicles were mangled beyond recognition, a situation which caused heavy vehicular traffic on the road.

The police had to seek the assistance of personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to retrieve the bodies and the injured from the mangled bus.

It also took personnel from the National Road Safety Commission a while to clear the debris off the road to allow for easy flow of traffic.


The Ejisu Divisional Police Commander of the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr George Owusu Aboagye, told the Daily Graphic that the accident occurred around 3:30 a.m.

He said the police suspected that the driver of the passenger bus  might  have slept off and veered off his lane onto the lane of the cargo truck.

ASP Aboagye said the impact of the collision was such that the drivers died on the spot.

He indicated that investigations were underway to determine the real cause of the accident.