Ilori Ogunmola With Agency Report
NO fewer than two persons lost their lives after a head-on collision involving two vehicles at Gomoa Buduatta junction, on the Cape Coast – Accra highway, Ghana.
Reports say 17 other passengers on board the two vehicles were injured and were taken to the Winneba Trauma and Specialist Hospital and the Awutu Breku Clinic for medical attention.
Stonix News gathered that the tragedy occurred on Saturday around 4:30 p.m.
The accident involved a Benz Sprinter bus with registration number CR 577- 20, which was from Kasoa towards Cape Coast and a Toyota Hiace with the Reg. No. GW8690- 22 which was from Winneba to Kasoa.
The Central Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA), Miss Linda Afotey Annan, confirmed the crash.
She told the Ghanaian Times that the driver of the Sprinter bus did an overtaking and in the process, veered off the road and collided head-on with the Toyota Hiace.
The impact of the crash, she added, resulted in both vehicles crashing into a ditch at the offside of the road.
She said, passengers on board both vehicles sustained various degrees of injuries.
Miss Annan explained that the victims were rushed to the Trauma Care Centre and Awutu Breku Clinic for treatment.
Two of the victims, she said, died while receiving treatment on Saturday.
The bodies have been deposited at the Trauma and Specialist Hospital Mortuary at Winneba for preservation, autopsy and identification.
The vehicles have been towed from the accident scene and lodged at the Dominase Police Station.