Driver trapped in accident vehicle

Some of the crashed VehiclesA driver of a trailer truck was yesterday trapped in his vehicle which was involved in an accident at the ACP Junction, on the Nsa-wam highway.

It took a team of fire and police personnel about four hours to cut through the vehicle to remove Kofi Senkyere, the driver.

The driver was said to have lost control of the brakes, forcing his vehicle to crash into a fuel tanker and a saloon car.

Senkyere was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, where he is on admission.

Two driver’s mates, Kwabena Essuman and Kwame Amoo, who sustained minor injuries were treated and discharged from the hospital. The accident created a traffic jam, compelling the police to redirect drivers to use the opposite lane.

The Amasaman Station Officer of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department, Chief Inspector Emmanuel Offei, told The Ghanaian Times that the truck loaded with cement, was heading from Tema to Amasaman while the fuel tanker was on its way to Togo.

Chief Inspector Offei said the brakes of the tanker failed, and the driver lost control of the vehicle, forcing it to crash into the two vehicles.

He said the two mates in the trailer were first rescued, after which the vehicle was cut through to remove Senkyere who had then been trapped.

He said the vehicles had since been towed from the road to allow traffic to flow.

He advised the public to allow the security agencies to do their work during emergencies.

“It was very difficult to move the crowd from the scene, which made our work very difficult,” he said.

By Anita Nyarko

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