Death trap at Accra-Kumasi street at Anyinam sparks wild fears

Death trap at Accra-Kumasi street at Anyinam sparks wild fears

- Poor installation of electrical wires at Anyinam is causing accidents

- A YEN.com.gh reader has narrated how the issue is causing vehicular accidents

Residents at Anyinam in the Ashanti Region are calling on authorities to deal with a stationary truck along the Accra-Kumasi road there.

A reader at YEN.com.gh, Kofi Antwi-Boasiako, says the development has largely been caused by the state of electric wires hoisted very low, scattered along the major streets of the town.

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This, according to him, has left "long vehicles and buses unable to move through the road successfully".

"A VIP bus going to Kumasi has hit a wire three different times and nearly caught fire," he warned.

What this means is that using the Accra-Kumasi street at Anyinam in the Ashanti Region has the potential of culminating in an accident, no matter how mild or severe the accident tends to be.

From the beginning of the year, the country has suffered many road accidents with the recent being that which cost the life dancehall artiste, Ebony and two other friends of hers. Nana Addo took to his Facebook page saying that he had instructed the ministers of interior and roads to find immediate solutions to the menace of road accidents in the country.

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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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Source: Yen.com.gh

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