Eric: Ghanaian-British man left bedridden after road accident recounts chilling experience

Eric: Ghanaian-British man left bedridden after road accident recounts chilling experience

- Eric is a Ghanaian-British pensioner who visited Ghana in December 2019 to celebrate Christmas with family and friends

- He was involved in a road accident with a friend on their way to Prampram during the holidays

- Eric has been left bedridden and shares his sad experience following the deadly accident

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A Ghanaian-British pensioner who visited Ghana in December 2019 to enjoy the Christmas festivities with his family has recounted his dreadful ordeal following an accident.

Eric never dreamed for once that he’d be bedridden after he survived a road accident.

He recounts how the accident has changed his life and daily routine completely.

Eric reveals that he was going to Prampram with a friend when the uber car they were moving in got involved in a head-on collision with another car which was heading towards Accra.

''The other car was overtaking and we collided. My friend and I were hurt; but the driver of our car, nothing happened to him,'' the pensioner continued.

According to Eric, the other driver the 4x4 wheel took off from the accident scene

''I don't know whether the police have arrested him or not.''

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He suffered a damages on his head, legs broken and was rushed to a private hospital called Greenville and later to Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

''I was taken in on December 6, 2019, and discharged on January 6, 2020, after the surgery,''the shattered pensioner told Joy FM's Super Morning Show.

''As we speak I’m in bed. I can’t walk. I can’t stand on my legs. So that is the damage that has been caused to me...I feel let down that coming to Ghana for holiday, to end up this way...I can’t get my head around it.''

Almost in tears, Eric, who is being cared for at his home by two nurses adds that the police visited him at Korle-Bu once but cannot tell what they have been doing so far.

Eric painfully recounts that he was taken unaware and does not have money in Ghana, a bank account or insurance to rent an air ambulance.

''I don’t have the money for that. The little money that I have with me, I’m relying on friends and family,'' a completely broken Eric decried.

One of the nurses notes that Eric undertakes minor physiotherapy sessions twice a week to at least relearn muscle movement and is expected to start moving in six weeks.

Currently, Eric is relying on the little money from his friends and family to pay his hospital bills.

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