A 12 year old girl and a 45 year old man onboard a private car have died in a gory accident on Akyem Asafo stretch of the Accra to Kumasi highway in the Eastern Region.
The accident occured Monday April 26, 2021 at about 7:30pm when the suspect driver Francis Ali, 30, in charge of a Yutong bus with registration number GE 5124 – 19 with passengers on board from Accra towards Bawku, but, on reaching a section of the road at the outskirt of Akim Asafo near Suhum on the Accra – Kumasi highway, he made wrong overtaking of many vehicles ahead of him without observing traffic from the opposite direction.
In the process, he crashed head – on with a Mitsubishi Pajero 4×4 private car with registration number GE 1201-18 which was speeding from Kumasi direction.
The Mitsubishi Pajero driven by 45 year old driver and a young girl about 12 years died on the spot.
Yaa Pokua, 35, who was in the car sustained serious injury and was rushed to Suhum Government Hospital and admitted for treatment.
The bodies were removed from the scene and sent to the same Hospital mortuary for preservation, identification and autopsy.
Accident vehicles, according to the Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command , Sergeant Francis Gomado, have been removed from the road for free flow of traffic.