17 January 2014

Ghana: Aduajei Accident Claims Four Lives

Four passengers, including a 4-months old baby perished on Thursday morning through a motor accident at Aduajei, near Elmina in the Komenda Edina Eguafo-Abirem municipality.

A Yutong bus with registration number GR 4844-13, on which they were travelling from Accra to Takoradi was smashed by a DAF articulator truck, which was also heading towards Cape Coast.

In an interview with The Chronicle, the driver of the Yutong bus, Ato Enninson said he was in a curve when he realized that the articulator driver had entered his lane and trying to overtake two cars

He said upon noticing the danger, he moved from his own lane to the outer lane to allow enough space for the articulator to pass.

Ennison stated that suddenly the articulator driver used its tail to smash the other side of the Yutong bus. The four passengers who were at the back seat fell through the window and onto the ground. The bus, he continued, also fell on them, thereby killing them instantly.

It took the people around several hours before they could salvage the dead bodies from under the bus. The articulator driver bolted away.

An eyewitness, Kwabena Ebo, also told The Chronicle that immediately after the accident, the police and the fire service were called but it took them over an hour to appear on the scene.

He added that lives could have been saved if the rescue team had been there earlier.

Meanwhile, the 4 bodies have been removed from the scene of the accident and sent to the Central Regional Hospital morgue.

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