A 56-year-old woman and her 13-year-old grandson were killed on Tuesday evening at IPT, a suburb of Kumasi when they were knocked down by a vehicle on the Sofoline-Abuakwa highway.
They were identified as Madam Afia Fosuaa, a fried-yam seller at Kwadaso Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Hospital and Nana Yaw, a pupil at Owhimase Basic School.
According to an eye witness account, Madam Fosuaa died on the spot while her grandson was pronounced dead on arrival at the SDA Hospital.
The accident was said to have occurred when both victims were crossing the road and were run over by a speeding Mercedes Benz Sprinter with registration number AW 5820-14.
“The driver was who was on top speed up on reaching the intersection at the IPT Junction failed to slow down and run into them killing the woman on the spot,” the eye witness explained.
The driver of the vehicle took to his heels after the accident and has since not been identified.
When the Times got to the scene, Madam Fosuaa’s lifeless body was lying in a pool of blood with contents of her hand bag scattered around her.
The situation attracted many sympathisers who were wailing as they looked at the lifeless body of the woman whose face had been brutally crushed due to the impact of the accident.
A source at the Sofoline Police Station confirmed the incident and said investigation and a search for the run-away driver were underway, to ascertain the cause of the accident.
Meanwhile, an appeal has been made by commuters to the Department of Urban Road to ensure that speed checking devices were fixed on the road, since many lives had been claimed as a result of recklessness on the part of some recalcitrant drivers after its construction.
From Godwin Ofosu-Acheampong, Kumasi