Woman, grand-daughter crushed to death

A 64-year-old woman and her granddaughter met their untimely death when they were crushed by a fuel tanker at Adako Jachie Junction near Ejisu in the Ashanti region last Friday.

Madam Yaa Achaia, the woman, died on the spot, when the speeding truck from the direction of Accra on the Accra-Kumasi road hit and dragged her about 10 meters in the middle of the road.

Her three-year-old granddaughter, identified only as Charity, who was with her grandmother when the accident happened, died on arrival at the Ejisu Government Hospital.

Madam Achaia, a native of Dormaa Ahenkuro in the Brong Ahafo Region, was attending a funeral at Tikrom, about three kilometers from the spot of the incident when she was crushed to death while crossing the dual-carriage road at about 9 p.m on Friday.

Not even the presence of speed ramps on that stretch could force the driver of the truck, with registration, GS 2325-Y, to slow down.

The driver of the truck, Saarikibu Adamu, is currently in police custody assisting in investigations.

The Ejisu District Commander of the Police Motor, Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), ASP George Owusu Aboagye, said the police had begun investigations into the accident.

He pleaded with drivers to pay attention to road signs and respect other road users.

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