- The Motor Traffic and Transport Department has made certain revelations concerning the accident that claimed the lives of 34 persons
- The MTTD attributed the accident to obedience road traffic regulations
- Head of Operations MTTD, Supt. Dr. Sasu Mensah, said drivers of the buses disregarded road signs prohibiting overtaking
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The Motor Traffic and Transport Department(MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service has made certain revelations concerning the January 14, 2020 accident that claimed the lives of 34 persons.
The MTTD attributed the accident involving two buses at Dampoase on the Cape Coast- Takoradi Highway to the failure of the drivers to obey road traffic regulations.
According to Head of Operations MTTD, Supt. Dr. Sasu Mensah, drivers of the buses disregarded road signs prohibiting overtaking on that particular stretch of the road.
Supt Sasu disclosed that his investigation brought to light the fact that the drivers were over speeding and did a wrongful overtaking.
“From our interrogations and from passersby this is the third time accident has happened there. Basically, the issue is about drivers respecting traffic rules and regulations.
This one especially had to do with the issue of overtaking. If they regarded the rules governing overtaking then I think that accident wouldn’t have happened and excessive speeding was also a contributive factor.”
Thirty-four people were killed in the head-on collision while several others are receiving treatment at various hospitals after sustaining various degrees of injuries.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that about thirty-four people died with many others injured in an accident that happened at 12:15 am Tuesday, on the Cape Coast-Takoradi Highway.
According to Graphic Online among the dead are 20 males, 11 females and three children. Further information reveals that 29 people died on the spot while the remaining died at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital.
Eyewitnesses said both drivers died instantly with one of them having his body trapped in the mangled vehicle.
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