Cape Coast-T'di highway accident: Victims were carried in pickup trucks – Medical officer

Cape Coast-T'di highway accident: Victims were carried in pickup trucks – Medical officer

- A Medical Officer at the Emergency Department of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, has revealed that none of the victims were brought to the hospital in an ambulance

- He added that at a point some persons were carried in tricycles popularly known as 'aboboyaa'

- According to the Medical Officer, more of the victims would have survived had they been given proper care after the accident

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A Medical Officer at the Emergency Department of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital has revealed that none of the victims were brought to the hospital in an ambulance.

The medical officer who opted to speak on condition of anonymity said poor first-aid treatment was given to victims of the recent Cape Coast-Takoradi Highway accident.

Speaking to Pulse.com.gh, he revealed that all the patients that were conveyed in around 1:30am on the day of the accident were brought in with a pickup truck

T'di highway accident: Victims were carried in pickup trucks – Medical officer

T'di highway accident: Victims were carried in pickup trucks – Medical officer Source: Original
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“I was at the hospital at around 1:30am and left around 12pm the next afternoon. All the patients that I saw were conveyed to the hospital in a pickup. And it was the same pickup.
“The same car went and came back about six times with victims of the accident. A colleague of mine also said he saw some of the victims being brought in an aboboyaa.”

According to the Medical Officer, more of the victims would have survived had they been given proper care after the accident.

“Most of the people that attended to the patients are not professionals. An ambulance is well-equipped and the personnel are also well-trained. They would have known how best to handle the victims who survived the wreckage.”

READ ALSO: Over 30 people die in accident on Cape Coast- Takoradi highway; several injured

Meanwhile, 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.

READ ALSO: MTTD reveals what caused death of 34 passengers on Cape Coast-Takoradi Highway

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