Airforce personnel injured in car crash

The car involved in the accidentAircraft Man (ACI 1) Benjamin Amoako, who  sustained  injuries in  a motor crash at the European Cemetery on the Kwesiminstim highway in Takoradi on Monday, has been airlifted to the 37 Military Hospital, for further examination and care.

He was initially sent to the Takoradi Hospital after the crash.

ACI Amoako, who was bandaged all over, escaped death,  together with three civilians, including two ladies when  their car crashed on the Kwesiminshtim highway.

The other victims, (names unknown), also sustained serious injuries and have been admitted at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital.

A source told The Ghanaian Times that Amoako, a photographer, joined the Public Relations Detachment at the Airforce Base, for an on the job training recently.

“He asked  permission to go and buy some items in town and  that was the last time we saw him before the accident”.

Meanwhile, an eyewitness, Ebo Wood, a bullion driver, said at about 3.30pm on Monday afternoon, he was heading towards Takoradi when he saw a saloon car with registration number WR1834-14 ahead of him, driving carelessly and nearly crashing into a taxi.

He told the Ghanaian Times that after that incident, he saw the saloon car somersaulting and hitting a Man Diesel truck on the other side of the dual carriageway lane.

The cargo truck, with registration number GN 3488-13, was carting clinker from Takoradi to the Diamond Cement Factory at Aboadze, in the Ahanta West District, when it broke down on the road causing a huge traffic.

All the occupants of the saloon car including the two ladies sustained life threatening injuries. They were pulled out of the mangled vehicle and sent to the Takoradi Hospital.” Ebo recalled, adding that it took the police some hours to manage the traffic before the Kwesiminstim highway was finally cleared.

From Clement Adzei Boye, Takoradi

 

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