- A Ford driver, Paul Agbedor, has reportedly killed a chop bar operator, Selena Twum Ampofo, and injured 8 others
- This was after he lost control of the car after he sought to escape from an accident scene
- The injured have been rushed to the Police and the 37 Military hospitals
A 39-year-old mother of three children, Selena Twum Ampofo, lost her live when a Ford Caravan driven by 37-year-old Paul Agbedor, rammed into her chop bar where she sells food.
YEN.com.gh understands that the suspect lost control of his vehicle as he sought to escape after knocking down a pedestrian.
The incident is reported to have occurred on Wednesday, September 6, 2018 at the National Guard Unit, formerly known as the Airport Mobile Police Barracks.
According to the police, the survivors sustained various degrees of injuries and rushed to the Police and 37 Military hospitals for treatment.
According to eye witnesses, the driver initially knocked down a pedestrian with his Ford Caravan with registration number GN 3888-15 near the Max Mart supermarket.
His attempt to escape however proved deadly as he caused injuries and destruction to people and properties respectively.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Augustine Akrofi revealed that the police quickly dispatched an investigator to the scene as soon as it received a report of the incident.
Upon arrival, the investigator noticed the Ford Caravan at the chop bar which was operated by the deceased.
Agbedor explained that in order to prevent ramming his vehicle into others, he veered off into the central reservation while still heading towards 37.
DSP Akrofi said during interrogation, the driver stated that while driving from the nearby Opeibea intersection towards 37, he realized his engine was revving higher than normal.
He added that those who saw the driver, testified to the police that the vehicle was moving very fast, forcing drivers who saw him to ‘give way.’
The driver managed to drive up to the entrance of the Max Mart supermarket, turned left and drove towards the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Authority (DVLA) offices.
The speed, however, kept increasing and all efforts to stop the vehicle proved futile.
Agbedor ended up ramming a Toyota saloon car with registration number, GC 2137-12.
After hitting the saloon car, the Ford continued at a high speed, entered the chop bar near the Airport Mobile Police Barracks where it hit the operator and injured eight others.
Eyewitnesses who saw the vehicle at the Airport Mobile Police Barracks claimed they noticed smoke emitting from it and the tires screeching.
DSP Augustine Akrofi admonished drivers of automatic vehicles to quickly engage neutral anytime they experience abnormal engine revving in order not to cause harm to lives and property.
For drivers of manual vehicles, he said when they experience engine revving, they should go on the brakes, release the clutch for the engine to go off and thus stop the vehicle.
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Source: Yen Newspaper