Investigations begin into fatal accident at Taifa in Accra

Investigations begin into fatal accident at Taifa in Accra

- An accident at Taifa Junction has killed 6 passengers

- It happened when a commercial vehicle crashed into the concrete overpass

- All passengers trapped in the vehicle have been rescued from the mangled vehicle

Investigations are ongoing in the fatal accident on the Taifa Junction in Accra which killed six passengers.

The incident occurred when the driver of a Sprinter bus lost control of his gears and crashed into the concrete wall of the Taifa overpass.

YEN.com.gh is learning that it took personnel from the Ghana Fire Service and Police Motor and Traffic Department (MTTD) to rescue some passengers who got trapped in the bus.

So far, the cause of the accident is not known but reports from Joy FM claim that the bus could have suffered a tyre burst.

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Meanwhile, Adom News' Joshua Kulenu reported that the driver of the Sprinter bus sustained a severe head injury and an ambulance was at the scene to convey the injured to the hospital.

Reports from the National Road Safety Commission A total of 2,076 people died in road traffic accidents in 2017.

In fact, 514 females, comprising 379 above 18 years and 135 below 18 years, were killed in 2017.

The breakdown of the category of motor vehicles involved is 8,080 commercial vehicles, 8,877 private vehicles, and 3,487 motorcycles.

The number of motorcycles involved in accidents recorded in 2017 was 3,487. Eastern Region tops regional breakdown of deaths.

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The regional breakdown of persons killed from highest to lowest is Eastern – 374; Ashanti – 335; Accra – 296; Brong Ahafo – 253; Central – 193; Northern – 136; Tema – 125; Western – 125; Volta – 120; Upper West – 61; and Upper East – 58.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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