2 killed in Tema-Accra Motorway accident

Two persons travelling from Tema to Accra died on the Tema-Accra Motorway opposite Samara Company Limited (SASSO GH.) on Thursday, when three vehicle were involved in an accident, on Thursday.

The District Commander of the Tema-Ashaiman Motorway Fire Station of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), Divisional Officer III (DOIII) Richmond Vanderpuye, confirmed the accident.

He said a Honda CRV with registration number GR 3730-10; a Sino Tipper Truck with registration number GN 6708-21 and an Opel Astra with registration number GW 5819-10 crashed on the motorway.

DOIII Vanderpuye explained that the first impact was between the Sino Tipper Truck and the Honda CRV both heading towards Accra as a result the Tipper Truck loaded with sand veered off its lane.

“The truck then collided with the Opel Astra, which was heading towards Tema from Accra and fell on the engine compartment and near the side leaving all two onboard dead on the spot,” DOIII Vanderpuye said.

He said two other persons, who suffered injuries, were taken to the Tema General Hospital before the police personnel of the Fire Service arrived.

DOIII Vanderpuye said the two, who were trapped in the Opel Astra, were removed by personnel of GNFS and handed over to the Tema Regional Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD).

He said “as it stands now, the cause of the accident is not readily known”.

 DO III Vanderpuye said “We urge drivers to drive cautiously on our roads and do well to call on the Fire Service via 112/192 in case of accidents.” -GNA

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