UCC Hospital official injured in crash

•   The mangled car after the accident.  Photo: Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu

• The mangled car after the accident. Photo: Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu

An official of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Hospital sustained serious injuries, when the car in which he was travelling was mangled by a civilian coaster bus on Saturday, at the Ayi Mensah barrier in the Greater Accra Region.

Mr. Alex Afrifa, who was driving his Great Wall saloon car with registration number GN 5684-12, was hit from behind with six other vehicles, when the Nissan Civilian coaster bus carrying about 30 passengers ran into the vehicles.

He was immediately rushed to a clinic at Pantang, where he was revived and later transferred to the UCC Hospital, while 36 others who were injured in the accident, were treated and discharged from the same facility.

Chief Inspector Enos Tsenu of the Adentan Divisional Motor Traffic and Transport Division (MTTD) told The Ghanaians Times that the civilian bus was heading to Accra from Aburi, when the accident occurred.

He said the driver told the police that his brakes became ineffective, and as a result of the barrier which was so closed, to the mountain, he had no option than to run into the vehicles in front of him, instead of running into the women selling close to the barrier.

Mr. Tsenu said the civilian bus with registration, GW 4519-Y, hit the Great Wall saloon vehicle which was mangled beyond recognition, and a double cabin pick-up belonging to GRIDCO which also hit other vehicles ahead of it.

By Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu

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