Anyinam accident death toll rises

Anyinam accident death toll rises

- Death toll in Thursday's fatal road collision in Anyinam has risen to 15

- Police Eastern Regional Police PRO says the Sprinter driver was recklessly overtaking and caused the accident

- The injured have been taken to Kibi Government Hospital for emergency treatment

The number deaths attributed to Thursday's fatal road collision which occurred in Anyinam, in the Eastern Region has risen from 14, to 15 according to a recent report.

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According to a report by starrfmonline.com, some victims who sustained severe injuries due to the accident are still fighting for their lives, and therefore there's still a chance of the death toll rising.

The National Road Safety Ambassador, Mr. Gabby Adu Gyamfi, who visited the scene of the accident revealed that another victim was also run-over on Friday at the same location.

ASP Tetteh at gas station in Anyinam

Credits: Starrfmonline.com

According to preliminary investigations carried out by the Eastern Regional Police Command, the driver of the Mercedes Benz Sprinter bus had been recklessly overtaking, causing the accident.

ASP ebenezer Tetteh, The Eastern Regional Police Command's Public Relations Officer, said the accident which occurred on Thursday at 11:30 p.m. involved three vehicles, the Sprinter, a cargo truck, and another Mercedes Benz.

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ASP Tetteh explained that the Sprinter bus had already overtaken several vehicles when it finally crashed head-on with the oncoming Man Diesel truck, at which point he lost control of his vehicle and ran into the other Mercedes Benz which was also loaded with passengers.

Passengers who sustained severe injuries in the accident were quickly rushed to the Kibi Government Hospital to receive emergency medical treatment. While the bodies of the deceased have been transported to the Holy Family Hospital in Nkawnkaw.

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