Road carnages: Over 220 people died in January 2020 alone

Road carnages: Over 220 people died in January 2020 alone

- The Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, recorded 222 deaths in January 2020 alone

- Central Region leads with the highest number of deaths; 48 deaths in 58 crashes, followed by the Ashanti Region with 38 deaths in 275 recorded cases

- The most fatal of the accidents occurred fourteen days into the New Year when 34 Ghanaians died after a head-on collision between two buses at Dompoase in the Central Region

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In just a matter of 31 days into 2020, the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, recorded 222 deaths in January 2020 alone.

This is according to provisional data on road accidents from the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service for the 16 regions which is mostly attributed to reckless driving and overspeeding.

According to statistics, the Central Region leads with the highest number of deaths; 48 deaths in 58 crashes, followed by the Ashanti Region with 38 deaths in 275 recorded cases.

The North East Region recorded no fatalities under the period of review.

According to a report, compiled by the GhanaReport, the most fatal of the accidents occurred fourteen days into the New Year when 34 Ghanaians died after a head-on collision between two buses at Dompoase in the Central Region.

Road carnages: Over 220 people died in January 2020 alone

January road accidents statistics Source: The GhanaReport
Source: UGC

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Deaths from pedestrian knockdowns slumped to 60 out of a total of 218 accidents in January 2020.

At the same period in 2019, there were 66 deaths from 273 knockdowns.

Even though private vehicles were the most involved in accidents (853), 44 deaths and 294 injuries were recorded in accidents involving private vehicles, lower than accidents involving commercial vehicles (717), which resulted in 99 deaths and 750 injuries.

Another accident was recorded on January 15 in which a commercial vehicle collided with a tipper truck, killing one person in the process while injuring 10 others at Abrepo Junction in the Ashanti Region.

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In other news, the minister in charge of the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Simon Osei-Mensah has told residents and citizens he is not responsible for the killings and unresolved murder cases recorded in his region in the last one year.

According to the minister, it is unfair for anyone to hold him responsible for the safety of residents in their homes.

Osei-Mensah’s comment comes on the back of growing insecurity and killings in the region, with the recent being the murder of a nurse.

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