Kumasi accident: 2 killed after car run into parked truck at Tech junction

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

Two people died in Kumasi on Saturday dawn when their vehicle run into a parked truck on the highway at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) junction.

The articulated truck loaded with goods had developed a fault and had been parked on the highway.

Eyewitnesses said the saloon vehicle, an Opel Astra with registration number GT 5216 T run into it at the outskirts of the Kumasi Metropolitan Area.

The articulated truck driver's assistant, who has been identified only as Kofi explained that they parked on Friday evening after the vehicle developed a fault on the highway.

He said they placed a triangle behind the truck to warn oncoming vehicles of danger ahead and they contracted a mechanic to fix the fault but was unable to do so, and assured to do it the following day.

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He said he was on the spot directing traffic throughout the night until he decided to take a rest when the traffic had slowed down, but was later alerted that an accident had occurred.

When he moved to the scene, saw the mangled Opel Astra which had crashed into the back of the truck.

One of the two occupants of the Opel was pronounced dead at the nearby KNUST Hospital whilst the other who was referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) was also pronounced dead on arrival. 

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