Driver Arrested Over Death Of 12 Passengers In Road Accident
The police have arrested Paul Kwah, the driver in charge of an articulated truck, which was involved in a fatal motor accident on Wednesday (3 August) at Eduagyei Village on the Cape Coast-Takoradi highway.
Health officials at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital have confirmed that 12 passengers including the driver of a mini bus died in the crash.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that, suspect driver, Paul Kwah, was driving a Dad Flat Body Articulated Truck No. GM 2670-12, loaded with 850 bags of cement from Takoradi to Accra. On reaching Eduagyei village, he carelessly overtook some vehicles and collided head on with an oncoming Toyota Hiace mini bus No. WR 1347-17,” the police statement said.
A female passenger who survived the accident is responding to treatment at the Cape Coast Hospital.
“The police is working with the families of the deceased to assist in identifying the victims of the accident.
“While we commiserate with the affected families, we continue to entreat all road users to be disciplined, responsible and demonstrate a sense of humanity and adhere to road regulations in order to avoid such preventable accidents,” the statement said.
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