Between 2004 and 2011, there has been over 20,000 road crashes with about 35,200 casualties on just the country’s major intercity highways.
In 2018 alone, there were over 13,000 reported cases of road accidents across the country, with about 15,000 casualties including recorded death cases.
According CitiNewsRoom reports, 13 major highways in the country were assessed for road crashes within the 8-year period.
Other major roads assessed were, Techiman to Kintampo, Sunyani to Bamboi, Bamboi to Wa, Hohoe to Nkwanta and Nkwanta to Yendi, all of which recorded less than 550 road crashes and less than 1,200 casualties.
The top 7 selected by virtue of the frequency of road accidents on those stretches are as follows:
1. Accra – Cape Coast road
The stretch is 145 kilometers long via the N1 Highway. Within the 8-year period, there were 6,104 road crashes on that stretch with 7,465 casualties. This means that, consistently for eight years, 2 people died or got injured in road crashes on that stretch every single day.
2. Aflao – Accra road
This stretch is 187 kilometers of the N1 highway and has recorded 3,919 road accidents in the year under review. 6,826 persons got injured or died from the incidents.
3. Tema – Hohoe road
191 kilometers long. This stretch recorded 1,965 road crashes with 4,393 people being casualties. This makes it an average of 2 persons getting injured or dying from each reported accident on the stretch via the N2 highway.
4. Kumasi – Techiman
This is a 126-kilometer stretch using the N10 highway. In 8 years, 1,702 road crashes were officially recorded on this stretch. This resulted in 3,481 casualties, indicating that each accident left about 2 people dead or injured.
5. Kintampo – Tamale
939 road crashes occurred on this stretch within the years under review via the N10 highway with 2,523 casualties. The stretch is 196 kilometers.
6. Takoradi – Elubo
The 130-kilometer road via the N1 highway has seen 839 road crashes within 8 years and 1,425 casualties as a result.
7. Tamale – Bolga
On this stretch, 780 motor accidents were recorded with 1,696 casualties. The stretch is located on the N 10 highway and is approximately 160 kilometers long.
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