- 10 people are feared dead in a fatal accident that occurred on the Accra-Kumasi highway
- Over 80 passengers of two other buses have also sustained various degrees of injuries
- The accident occurred after a cargo truck crashed with the two buses in the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2020, at Kyekyewere
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10 people have died in an accident at Kyekyewere on the Accra-Kumasi Highway, YEN.com.gh can report.
Over 80 other passengers of a Yutong bus and an STC bus were also injured in the accident, which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
According to a photo story shared by Caleb Nii Boye, the accident occurred after a cargo truck crashed into two buses.
The accident which has claimed the lives of people has drawn a lot of reactions from Ghanaians.
Nharnah Yhankhey said the long vehicles are responsible for the accidents.
We need separate roads for long vehicles dey always causing accidents... Especially sleeping drivers awww rest in peace to all departed
Ghani Eshun Emmanuel believes most drivers a re the reason for most of the accidents
Aside bad roads in Ghana ,most of our drivers in this country are the reasons for all this kinda accidents
Termey Bekanuo Vera said this kind of death is disheartening
It's sad, we will die one day but this sort of deaths is so disheartening to bear
Scholar Michael believes it is carelessness and overspeeding that causes such accidents
This is not spiritual, is just carelessness, overspeeding and overtaking on that stretch because the road is kind of better from suhum to nsawam, speed ramps can avoid this and save lifes until dualization of that road is completed
The transportation network in Ghana remains one of the undesired things most people grapple with as air travels are quite expensive for the average Ghanaian.
Rail networks are not as available in the cities as they are in the hinterlands where they are less utilised.
Most Ghanaians tend to opt for road transport which has led to an increase in road carnages.
Statistics by Ghana’s National Road and Safety Commission (NRSC) indicate an estimated 46,284 people killed from road traffic accidents between 1991 and 2018.
The causes of these carnages recorded often lie with the drivers and their vehicles rather than with the roads themselves.
Poor driving skills are the biggest single cause of road accidents in Ghana. Among drivers’ errors are
Most of these drivers tend to overload their vehicles, use mobile phones while driving, speeding, drunk driving and failing to follow traffic regulations.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported exactly a week ago that a commercial bus, popularly referred to as VVIP bus, had been involved in an accident.
The bus with registration number GL 527-14 was involved in the accident at Amanase near Suhum, on the Accra to Kumasi highway, killing three passengers instantly and leaving several others badly injured.
Unfortunately, the three persons that died instantly, included a four-year-old child. The incident reportedly occurred at 5:30 am on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
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