Another fatal accident that occurred on Begoro to Ahomamu road in the Fanteakwa North District of the Eastern Region has killed two persons.
The deceased persons – Biada Azutuor, 40, and Tetteh Peter both Okada riders.
Information gathered indicate that on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at about 5:00pm, Tetteh Peter was riding with a pillion rider (Passenger) from Akoradako heading towards Ahomamu but on reaching the Kwaku Botwe community, wrongfully overtook another Okada rider ahead of him on the dusty road and in the process collided head-on with Biada Azutuor, 40 who was also riding from the opposite direction.
Biada Azutuor, 40, died instantly from a fractured left leg and head injuries, however, Tetteh Peter was pronounced dead at the Begoro Government Hospital when rushed to the facility together with the passenger who is now recuperating.
Meanwhile, three (3) students of Adeiso Presbyterian Senior High School in the Upper West Akyem District of the Eastern Region have been crushed to death in a fatal accident that occurred Sunday, March 21, 2021.
The accident occurred when three Hyundai H100 commercial vehicles overtaking each other knocked down the students on a motorbike at Adeiso.
Over a dozen passengers who sustained serious injuries were rushed to Nsawam Government Hospital.
The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the same Hospital.
The Eastern Regional Commander of the MTTD of the Ghana Police Service, Chief Superintendent Stephen Ahiatafu has revealed that motorbikes (Okada) and tricycle (Pragia) killed 20 out of 60 people who died on roads in the region from January to February 13, 2021.
Superintendent Ahiatafu indicated analysis by the MTTD shows that ” motorcycles and tricycles are killing more people than the vehicles and most of them didn’t have a license so we are going to embark on series of checks on them the public should not take it to us the police is harassing them. When we arrest you we will ensure that the law takes its course” He said.