A mother of three died instantly while eight others were injured after an alleged out of control Ford Caravan hit them Wednesday afternoon in Accra
The incident happened at the National Guard Unit (formerly Airport Mobile Police Barracks) near 37.
Some of the injuries were deemed life-threatening by the police.
The deceased, Selena Twum Ampofo, 39, a "chop bar" operator met her untimely death when the speeding Ford Caravan
The eight other victims who sustained various degrees of injuries were sent to the Police and 37 Military hospitals for medical attention.
The driver, 37-year-old Paul Agbedor, according to
He said he quickly dispatched an investigator to the scene and pointed out that on reaching the accident scene, the police found the Ford Caravan at the chop bar where the deceased was working.
He said during interrogation, the driver said while driving from the nearby Opeibea intersection towards 37, he realised his engine was revving higher than normal.
According to him, the driver managed to drive up to the entrance of the Max Mart Super Market, turned left and drove towards the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Authority (DVLA) offices.
After hitting the saloon car, the Ford continued at a high speed, entered the chop bar near the Airport Mobile Police Barracks where it hit the operator and injured eight others.
According to him, those who saw the vehicle at the Airport Mobile Police Barracks saw a lot of smoke emitting from it and the tyres screeching.
A trader who narrowly escaped the accident unhurt, Akosua Brema said she was stirring her beans on fire near the chop bar when she saw the speeding vehicle heading her direction.
She said in her confusion, she quickly took to her
She said other people, including a seven-year-old
She added that the deceased had three children.
DSP Augustine Akrofi admonished drivers of automatic vehicles to quickly engage neutral anytime they experience abnormal engine revving in order not to cause harm to lives and property. For drivers of manual vehicles, he said when they experience engine revving, they should go on the brakes, release the clutch for the engine to go off and thus stop the vehicle.