A 10-year-old class four (4) pupil Osei Owusu Kuffuor of the SDA Preparatory School has been killed by a moving vehicle at Koforidua-Oyoko in the Eastern Region while returning home from school. The incident occurred at about 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 6. the victim was knocked down by a Toyata Hilux pick-up with registration number GN 4872 being driven by a 61-year-old Isaac Rexmond Nti who was heading to Accra from Kumasi.
On reaching Agonaba junction on Oyoko stretch of the highway, the child allegedly crossed him from the offside lane and was knocked down instantly. The impact of the accident forced the vehicle to veer off the road and eventually rammed into a nearby container shop at the roadside. No further casualties were recorded. The acting Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command Sergeant Francis Gomado confirmed the incident to Starr News. He said the driver reported himself to Oyoko Police station and was arrested and detained to assist with the investigation. The accident vehicle has been impounded. Meanwhile, the body of the deceased has been deposited at St Joseph’s Hospital morgue.