11 people sustain injuries in accidents near Winneba

Eleven people sustained various degrees of injuries in two separate accidents on the Cape-Coast Winneba road, near the Winneba Junction, between 0445 and 0550 hours last week Friday.

The Winneba Effutu Municipal MTTD Commander, Superintendent Charles Obiri, said the accident involved a Mercedes Benz Sprinter bus, with registration number GW 7003-15 and M/Benz Truck with registration number WR 1200-13.

He said the sprinter bus, driven by one Samuel Aggrey, had eight passengers onboard from Ajumako Besease to Accra while the M/Benz truck, which was ahead, was loaded with dry coconut from Essiama in the Western Region, heading to Nigeria.

Supt. Obiri said the sprinter, on reaching a section of the road, failed to observe the signals from the truck, and as a result, ran into the rear.

He said all the passengers onboard the sprinter sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to the Trauma and Specialist Hospital at Winneba for treatment, while the vehicle was towed to the Winneba Police Station.

Supt. Obiri said at 0550 hours, while the road was being cleared, an Opel Astra Caravan Taxi cab, with registration number GR 31-Z, with three passengers on board, ran into the rear of an M/Benz container truck with registration number GT 4309-U, which had stopped as a result of the first accident.

The taxi was from Mankoadze to Winneba Junction, driven by Samuel Kaka, while the truck was driven by Marcus Amissah from Elimina to Tema.

All the passengers in the taxicab sustained injuries and were also sent to the Trauma and Specialist Hospital.

Supt. Obiri said the injured were responding to treatment and cautioned drivers to be cautious on the road and take road regulations seriously to prevent accidents.



Story: News DESK



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