House, 3 shops crushed by articulated truck at Essamang

A house and three shops were wrecked when an articulated haulage truck crashed into them at Essamang on the Tarkwa-Agona Nkwanta highway in the Western Region, last Monday.

According to an eyewitness, the  truck with  registration number FZB 120-09, attempted  to  swerve an  oncoming  saloon car from the Agona-Nkwanta direction of the Tarkwa highway just as it  approached a ramp at  Essamang on last Monday night.

To avoid a head-on collision with another heavy truck, it veered off its course and crashed into the shops and the five-bed room house with no occupants at the time; fortunately, the occupants of the shops, escaped unhurt.

When the Ghanaian Times visited the scene last Thursday, the articulated truck had not been towed away.

“We are still waiting for the truck to be recovered and towed from the road,” the eyewitness told the Ghanaian Times.

 The Nsuaem Police said it had begun investigations into the accident.

Meanwhile,  residents  have  lamented over  the  poor quality and deteriorating nature  of the Tarkwa  highway and  called   on the government  to fix it to save lives  and property.

FROM CLEMENT ADZEI BOYE, ESSAMANG

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