2 die in accident on Sunyani-Techiman highway

ACP Patrick Adusei Sarpong MTTD,boss

ACP Patrick Adusei Sarpong MTTD,boss

Two people died on the spot in a gory accident at Kobedi, near Chiraa on the Sunyani–Techiman highway in the Brong Ahafo Region, yesterday.
The dead have been identified as David Adu Damoah 54, Assistant Headmaster in-charge of administration, Wenchi Senior High School, and Agyei Beseah, 55, head teacher of Wenchi Methodist basic school, both of whom were also returning officers of the Electoral Commission (EC).

The accident occurred when a benz tipper truck with registration number BA 370-13, loaded with sand collided with Nissan Santra private car, with registration number GC4787-09, killing the two instantly.

According to eye-witness accounts, the driver of the benz tipper truck, Joseph Sanko, 32, who was coming from the Techiman direction to Sunyani veered off its lane and crushed into the private car, which was from the opposite direction of the road.

Confirming the incident to The Ghanaian Times, Superintendent Daniel Asirifi Oppong, Regional Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) Commander, said the driver of the benz tipper truck has been arrested to assist in investigations.

The surviving victim, Agyei Thomas, 42, and housemaster of Wenchi Senior High School, is currently receiving treatment at the Sunyani Regional Hospital.

According to the Regional MTTD commander, it took the Ghana National Fire Service team several hours to remove the dead, who were trapped in the mangled private car.

He said investigation by the police had revealed that the driver of the benz tipper truck on reaching the accident spot at Kobedi veered off its lane and collided with the oncoming Nissan santra killing the two people on the spot.

He said the third victim was forced out of the back screen window of the private car due to the impact of the crash and was rush to the hospital for treatment.

Supt. Oppong, however, cautioned drivers plying that stretch of road to be extra careful to avoid accidents due to the narrow nature of the road.

From Daniel Dzirasah, Sunyani

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