- The surviving driver in the Dompoase accident along the Cape Coast-Takoradi highway has spoken for the first time after the gory accident
- According to the surviving driver who is still on hospital admission at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, the claims of him overtaking are false
-According to him, he was trying to dodge an articulated truck parked in the middle of the road
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The surviving driver in the Dompoase accident along the Cape Coast-Takoradi highway has spoken for the first time after the accident that claimed over 30 lives.
Eyewitnesses present blamed the surviving driver who was en-route to Accra for causing the accident.
According to them, the driver tried to overtake another vehicle but failed and collided head-on with an oncoming bus.
This claim, according to the surviving driver who is still on hospital admission at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital was false.
“It’s not true that I was overtaking another car. I was even on the second gear and that can’t be a speeding gear. What happened was that there was an articulated truck that had stopped in the middle of the road and I tried veering off, in the process, the white bus ran into us.
“It wasn’t easy. It isn’t true I was overtaking any vehicle. I had to escape through the roof of the car to safety. I got injured on my chest, arm and leg,” he said.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that about thirty-four people have died with many others injured in an accident that happened at 12:15 am Tuesday, January 14, 2020, on the Cape Coast-Takoradi Highway.
According to reports, among the dead are 20 males, 11 females and three children.
Further information revealed that 29 people died on the spot while the remaining died at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital.
Eyewitnesses said one driver died instantly with one of them having his body trapped in the mangled vehicle.
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