Royal Jet Football team, supporters injured in accident

More than 30 players and supporters of the Royal Jet Football Club, a second division team at Atieku in the Wassa East District, were involved in an accident at Kyekyewere in the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipality, on Thursday night.

The occupants of the vehicle who sustained various degree of injuries, were rushed to the Huni-Valley Health Centre and the Tarkwa Municipal Hospital for treatment.

They were travelling on a Sprinter Benz bus with registration number GR 5433-13.

Station Officer at the Tarkwa Divisional Motor Traffic and Transport Directorate (MTTD), Chief Inspector Kwame Takyi, confirmed the accident in an interview with the Ghanaian Times Sports, on Saturday.

He reported that, the Sprinter Benz driver, Isaac Sam, transported the team from Atieku to play a football match at Akoon Park in the Tarkwa-Nusaem Municipality on Thursday.

He said, while the team was returning to Atieku after the match, a player collapsed in the vehicle, and was handed over to a rickshaw taxi rider to send him to the Huni-Valley Health centre for treatment.

Chief Inspector Takyi said, the team later agreed to visit their colleague at the facility before embarking on their journey.

The team, he explained, set off from Damang to Huni-Valley and upon reaching Kyekyewere, a Kia Rio taxi cab with registration number AW 2018-12, coming from the opposite direction, crashed into the Spinter bus, which somersaulted and entered a ditch.

Most of the injured were treated at the Huni-Valley Health Centre, while three players and the Sprinter driver were referred to the Tarkwa Municipal Hospital for further medical attention, Chief Inspector Takyi told the Ghanaian Times Sports.

Investigations into the crash were ongoing, he added.

Captain John Issah and collegues Barnabas Koffie and Sam complained of pains in their left shoulder, hand and chest, but, added that they were responding to treatment at the Tarkwa Municipal Hospital at Bogrekrom.


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